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WILMINGTON 
PRESBYTERY 

STATED SESSIONS 
212th 

ACME PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

ACME, NORTH CAROLINA 
October 18, 1960 

213th 

CLARKTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

CLARKTON, NORTH CAROLINA 
January 17, 1961 

CALLED MEETINGS 

ST. ANDREWS-COVENANT 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA 

March 29, 1960 

September 8, 1960 
Div.Sch. 

8968 VLLACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

j$ 5 WALLACE, NORTH CAROLINA 

i 212th/ November 22, 1960 

213th 
1960/61 December 6, 1960 

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MINUTES OF 

WILMINGTON 
PRESBYTERY 

STATED SESSIONS 
212th 

ACME PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

ACME, NORTH CAROLINA 
October 18, 1960 

213th 

CLARKTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

CLARKTON, NORTH CAROLINA 
January 17, 1961 

CALLED MEETINGS 

ST. ANDREWS-COVENANT 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA 

March 29, 1960 
September 8, 1960 

WALLACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

WALLACE, NORTH CAROLINA 

November 22, 1960 
December 6, 1960 



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MINISTERS 

(Listed in the order in which they 
1— P. L. Clark, H.R. 16— L. C. Moore, F.M. 
2— J. L. Fairly, H.R. 17— J. F. Clark 
3-D. Lee Williamson, 18— C. W. Worth 



F.M. 
4_J. W. Miller 
5_M. C. MacQueen 
6— N. P. Farrior, H.R 
7—W. H. Allison 
8 — F. M. Thompson, 

H.R. 
9— L. A. Taylor, H.R. 
10— F. W. Lewis, H.R. 
11— B.F.Hall 
12— N. G. Stevens, H.R. 29 
13— W. F. F. Little, 

H.R. 
14— P. C. Oliver, 
Chap. U.S.N. 
15— N. H. Flowers 



19— J. S. Walkup 
20— H. H. Hilton 
21— Ben L. Rose 
22— R. H. Erwin 
23 — R. K. Johnson 
24— E. G. Connette, Jr. 
25— R. J. Wilkins 
26— C. H. McLean 
27— D. B. Jenkins 
28— F. A. Elliott 

L. W. Kessler 
30— J. R. MacKinnon 
31—1. H. Rawles 
32— H. T. Lewis 
33— W. E. Pauley, Jr. 



Name, Year Organized 
Acme, 1892 
Antioch, 1925 
Ashwood, 1922 
Baker, 1934 
Bethany, 1944 
Beth Car, 1819 
Bethel, 1924 
Beulaville, 1917 
Black River, 1740 
Bladenboro, 1889 
Bowden, 1905 
Brunswick, 1947 
Burgaw, 1879 
Calypso, 1903 
Cape Fear, 1944 
Carolina Beach, 1943 
Caswell, 1858 
Chadbourn, 1897 
Chapel on Board- 
walk, 1952 
Chinquapin, 1884 
Clarkton, 1795 
Croatan, 1884 
Currie, 1914 
Delgado, 1916 
Elizabethtown, 1834 
Elkton, 1917 
Faison, 1857 
Graves Mem., 1838 



CHURCHES 

Name, Year Organized 
Grove, 1736 
Hallsville, 1900 
Harmony, 1887 
Harper-South'd, 1945 
Hebron, 1886 
Holly Grove, 1914 
Hopewell, 1800 
Immanuel, 1895 
Jacksonville, 1911 
Lake Waccamaw, 1921 
Maple Hill, 1887 
McClure Mem., 1940 
Morehead City, 1929 
Mt. Horeb, 1843 
Mt. Olive, 1878 
Mt. Williams, 1845 
Mt. Zion, 1858 
Myrtle Grove, 1944 
New Hope, 1889 
Oakdale, 1933 
Oak Grove, 1952 
Oak Plains, 1859 
Page's Mill, 1946 
Pearsall Mem., 1914 
Pike, 1856 
Pineland, 1953 
Pink Hill, 1917 
Pleasant View, 1924 
Pollocksville, 1868 



were received) 
34 — Charles Williams 
3 5— W. H. Terry 
36— W. P. Burns 
37— E. F. Torsch, F.M. 
38— E. B. Davis, 

Chap., U.S.N. 
39— H. L. Willis 
40— F. M. Womack, Jr. 
41— R. W. Graham 
42— Adolf Otersen, Jr. 
43 — G. F. Sowerby 
44 — L. A. Richardson 
45 — J. E. Atwood 
46 — H. L. Reaves 
47 — J. R. Frisby 
48— J. R. Holshouser 
49— J. B. Tubbs 
50— F. P. Albright, Jr. 



Name, Year Organized 
Potts Mem., 1945 
Rockfish, 1756 
Rocky Point, 1922 
Salem, 1958 
St. Andrews, 1858 
Ch. of Covenant, 1918 

Merged — 1944 
Smith, 1895 
Southport, 1902 
South River, 1796 
Stanford, 1892 
Stafford Mem., 1951 
Tabor City, 1944 
Teachey, 1902 
Topsail, 1871 
Trinity, 1954 
Wallace, 1884 
Warsaw, 1884 
Westminster, 1920 
Westminster 

(Wilmington), 1954 
White Plains, 1850 
Whiteville First, 1869 
Wildwood, 1898 
Willard, 1915 
Wilmington First, 1817 
Winter Park, 1913 
Woodburn, 1924 



CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY 

Charles R. Brindell, J. Wessell Brown, Hugh Evans, George Gainey, 
Roger Home, Edward Johnson, Edward Lewis, Jr., William McDonald, 
Charles A. Norwood, Timothy Outlaw, J. Leon Simmons, Jr., A. P. Win- 
frey III. 



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CALLED MEETING 

March 29, 1960 
ST. ANDREWS-COVENANT CHURCH, WILMINGTON, N. C. 

The Presbytery of Wilmington met in response to the call 
of the Moderator on March 29, 1960 in the St. Andrews-Cove- 
nant Church, Wilmington, N. C. The meeting was called to 
order at 4:00 p.m. by Ruling Elder A. E. Gibson, a former 
moderator, and led in a prayer of Invocation by Rev. C. H. 
McLean. 

The roll was called and the following members recorded: 
Frank A. Elliott, Reid H. Erwin, Richard K. Johnson, Adolf Otersen, 

John M. Irvine, William P. Burns, L. A. Taylor, C. H. McLean, J. S. 

Walkup, Will H. Terry, William M. Schotanus. Churches represented 

were enrolled by their Elders as follows: First, Wilmington, A. E. Gibson; 

Willard, H. McNair Johnson; Graves Memorial, L. C. Kerr; Bethany, B. 

H. Rivenbark; Dclgado, W. C. Scoggins. 

A quorum was found present and Presbytery was constituted 
in prayer. The Call for the meeting was read, found in order 
and made the docket for the meeting. It is as follows : To change 
the place of meeting for the spring meeting of Presbytery from 
Clarkton, N. C. to Camp Monroe, near Laurinburg, N. C. and 
transact other business that may grow out of this action. 

The motion to change the place of meeting was made by Rev. 
Richard K. Johnson, and seconded by Rev. John M. Irvine and 
passed unanimously. A motion to change the hour of meeting 
from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. was made by Rev. W. P. Burns 
and seconded by Rev. Will H. Terry and passed unanimously. 

There being no further business the Minutes were read and 
approved, and the meeting adjourned with praver led by Rev. 
Frank A. Elliott. 

L. A. Taylor, Stated Clerk 



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MINUTES 
WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY, CALLED MEETING 

Sept. 8, 1960, 4 P.M. 
St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church 

The Presbytery of Wilmington met in response to the call of 
the Moderator on Thursday, September 8, 1960, 4 p.m., St. 
Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, N. C. 

The meeting was called to order by the Moderator, the Rev. 
Dr. L. A. Taylor, and was opened with prayer by the Rev. Mr. 
L. A. Richardson. 

The members present were enrolled as follows, on roll-call: 

C. W. Worth, H. B. Mitchell, R. K. Johnson, E. G. Connette, C. H. 
McLean, L. W. Kessler, J. R. MacKinnon, I. H. Rawles, H. T. Lewis, W. 
M. Schotanus, Adolph Otersen, L. A. Richardson, J. E. Atwood, J. R. 
Holshouser, Will Terry. 

Churches were enrolled by their representative Ruling Elders 
as follows: 

Jacksonville, John Clayton; Delgado, W. C. Scott; First, Wil- 
mington, C. S. Morse; Burgaw, D. N. Lucas; Carolina Beach, William 
McDonald; Wallace, Clifton J. Knowles. 

Seated as visiting brethren were the Rev. Messrs. Henry F. 
Chestnut, Albemarle Presbytery and James B. Tubbs, Holston 
Presbytery. 

A quorum was declared present. The official call for the 
meeting was read, found in order, and made the docket for 
the meeting. It is as follows: 

"1. Dissolving the pastoral relationship between the Reverend Harry 
P. Mitchell and the Presbyterian Church of Carolina Beach, and, 
granting permission for Mr. Mitchell to labor outside the bound- 
aries of the Presbytery; 

2. Dissolving the pastoral relationship between the Reverend Wil- 
liam M. Schotanus and the First Presbyterian Church of Jack- 
sonville, and granting Dr. Schotanus a letter of dismissal to the 
Presbytery of Mecklenburg; 

3. Taking such action as may grow out of the above matters." 
Presbytery dissolved the relationship existing between the 

Reverend Mr. Harry P. Mitchell and the Presbyterian Church of 
Carolina Beach, effective September 30th, and granted permission 
for Mr. Mitchell to labor outside the boundaries of the Presbytery, 
as public relations work for American Red Cross, Mecklenburg 



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County, until the Stated April (1961) meeting of Presbytery. 

Presbytery dissolved the pastoral relationship existing be- 
tween the Rev. Dr. William M. Schotanus and the First Presby- 
terian Church of Jacksonville, and granted a letter of dismissal 
for Dr. Schotanus to the Presbytery of Mecklenburg. 

Presbytery accepted the invitation of Acme Presbyterian 
Church for the Stated Meeting, October 18th, 1960, 10:00 a.m. 

The meeting was closed with prayer by Dr. Schotanus. 

Respectfully submitted, 

James B. Tubbs, Stated Clerk-elect 



MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

THE 212th STATED MEETING OF WILMINGTON 
PRESBYTERY 

ACME PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Acme, North Carolina 

The Presbyter} of Wilmington met at the Acme Presbyterian 
Church, Acme, North Carolina, at 10 a.m., October 18, 1960, 
with the Rev. L. A. Taylor, Retiring Moderator, presiding, who 
conducted the opening Service of Worship. The meeting was 
constituted with prayer. 

A quorum was declared present. 

Mr. Luther Powell, Ruling Elder in the Wallace Church, 
was elected moderator. 

The letter of dismissal from Holston Presbytery for the Rev. 
J. B. Tubbs was read. Mr. Tubbs was received for examination. 
The Rev. J. R. MacKinnon moderated the examination. The Rev. 
M. C. MacOueen led the examination on "Experimental Religion." 
It was sustained. The examination on "Views of Theology" was 
led by the Rev. J. R. MacKinnon. It was sustained as satisfactory. 
The examination on "Church Government and the Sacrament" 
was led by the Rev. E. G. Connette, Jr. It was sustained as 
satisfactory. The examination as a whole was sustained as satis- 
factory. 

Mr. Tubbs was enrolled as a member of Wilmington Presby- 
tery. 

The call of the Presbytery to Mr. Tubbs as Executive Secre- 
tary was read and found in order as follows: salary — $6,000.00, 
manse, and utilities; family participation in M.A.F. and Group 
insurance; car expenses at 8c per mile, and a month vacation 
annually. 

The call was placed in his hands and Mr. Tubbs indicated his 
acceptance. Mr. Tubbs read aloud the obligations of Presbytery, 
affirmed and signed them. 

The following commission was approved for the installation: 
the Rev. J. R. MacKinnon, to propound the constitutional ques- 
tions; the Rev. M. C. MacQueen, to charge the Presbytery; the 
Rev. Walter Goodman to charge the minister; and the sermon 
of Dr. L. A. Taylor, was made a part of the installation service. 
The assigned parts were carried out. Mr. Tubbs was declared duly 



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installed as Executive Secretary of Wilmington Presbytery ac- 
cording to the Book of Church Order. The Installation Prayer 
was led by the Rev. J. R. MacKinnon. 

The roll was called. The following ministers were enrolled: 
J. W. Miller, M. C. MacQueen, N. P. Farrior, L. A. Taylor, W. H. 
Goodman, B. F. Hall, N. G. Stevens, N. H. Flowers, C. L. Kirby, J. F. 
Clark, C. W. Worth, J. S. Walkup, H. H. Hilton, R. H. Erwin, R. K. 
Johnson, E. G. Connette, J. M. Irvine, R. J. Wilkins, C. H. McLean, D. B. 
Jenkins, F. A. Elliott, L. W. Kessler, J. R. MacKinnon, I. H. Rawles, H. T. 
Lewis, Charles Williams, W. H. Terry, W. P. Burns, J. C. Wagner, H. L. 
Willis, F. M. Womack, Jr., R. W. Graham, Adolf Otersen, G. F. Sowerby, 
L. A. Richardson, J. E. Atwood, H. L. Reaves, W. C. Vaughan, J. R. 
Holshouser. 

Ruling Elders from the following churches were enrolled: 
Acme, S. C. Faulk; Antioch, James Justice; Baker, Ben Thigpcn; 
Bethany, J. A. Sloan; Beth Car, P. H. Myers; Bethel, Dewey Lanier; Beula- 
ville, A. W. Gresham; Black River, G. E. Fisler; Burgaw, H. W. Morris; 
Calypso, H. B. Kornegay; Carolina Beach, D. N. Page; Caswell, F. R. 
Foyles; Chadbourn, E. L. Derrick; Chapel on the Boardwalk, F. D. Fick; 
Chinquapin, Jos. Williams; Clarkton, Ellison Sanderson; Delgado, W. C. 
Scoggins; Elizabethtown, J. K. Clark; Faison, Dougald McNeill; Graves 
Memorial, Wilbert Jackson; Grove, I. N. Bowden; Hallsville, A. H. Miller; 
Harper-Southerland, Nick Southerland; Holly Grove, A. G. Williamson; 
Hopewell, W. T. Bannerman; Jacksonville, W. F. Thomason; Maple Hill, 
B. L. Lanier; Mt. Horeb, C. L. Braddy; Mt. Olive, W. A. Patterson; Mt. 
Zion, D. G. Alderman; Morehead City, J. W. Thompson; Myrtle Grove, 
R. P. Bender; Oak Plains, B. V. Byrd; Pearsall Memorial, Herman Koels; 
Pike, John Abbott; Pineland, Troy King; Pink Hill, J. A. Worley; Potts 
Memorial, L. S. Cannady; Rockfish, W. S. Wells; Rocky Point, H. L. 
Webb; St. Andrews-Covenant, W. G. Houck: Stafford, A. D. Cromartie; 
Teachey, J. B. Wells; Topsail, H. D. Howard; Wallace, J. L. Powell; 
Whiteville, First, W. P. High; Wildwood, L. A. Murdock; Wilmington, 
First, G. L. Mitchell; Winter Park, A. J. Jackson; Willard, E. L. English; 
Woodburn, R. L. Bordeaux; Salem, P. D. Lanier. 

The following churches did not send representatives to Presby- 
tery : 

Ashwood, Bladenboro, Bowden, Brunswick, Cape Fear, Croatan, 
Currie, Elkton, Harmony, Hebron, Immanuel, Lake Waccamaw, McClure 
Memorial, Mt. Williams, New Hope, Oakdale, Oak Grove, Pages Mill, 
Pleasant View, Pollccksville, Smith, Southport, Stanford, Tabor City, 
Trinity, Warsaw, Westminster (Whiteville), Westminster (Wilming- 
ton), White Plains, South River. 

The visiting ministers were introduced and invited to sit as 
visiting brothers, namely, the Rev. C. G. Johnstone and the Rev. 
Henry Chestnutt, both of whom are supplying churches in the 
Presbytery. 

Ruling Elders attending Presbytery for the first time were 
introduced. 



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The Communications were read and referred to the proper 
committees. 

The Rev. Will Terry, host minister, welcomed the Presbytery 
to the Acme Church and made the necessary announcements. 

The docket was adopted as amended. 

Paul Woodall, Jr., of the First Church, Whiteville was pre- 
sented as a candidate for the Gospel Ministry by the Rev. W. H. 
Goodman, Chairman of Candidates. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
Paul Woodall, were introduced. The Rev. J. R. MacKinnon led 
the examination on "Experimental Religion and Motives for Seek- 
ing the Ministry." The examination was sustained as satisfactory 
and he was enrolled as a Candidate for the Gospel Ministry under 
the care of Wilmington Presbytery. The constitutional questions 
were propounded by the moderator. The Rev. C. W. Worth, pastor 
of the candidate, delivered a charge to the candidate and led the 
Presbytery in prayer. 

James Raymond Frisby, a candidate under the care of St. 
Louis Presbytery, was admitted to examination on the basis of a 
letter from the Stated Clerk of St. Louis Presbytery that a letter 
of dismissal would be forthcoming. The statement regarding his 
academic education and assigned written parts were accepted as 
follows : 

Thesis: "John Calvin's Doctrine of the Atonement in the 
Sight of the New Testament." 

Exegesis: Isaiah 40: 1-11. Sermon — Ephesians 4:1-16. 

The Rev. J. R. MacKinnon moderated the examination. The 
Rev. M. C. MacQueen led the examination on "Experimental 
Religion and Motives for Seeking the Ministry." It was sustained 
as satisfactory. The Rev. D. B. Jenkins led the examination on the 
"Knowledge of Theology-." It was sustained. The Rev. Charles 
Williams led the examination on "Church Government and the 
Sacraments." It was sustained. The Rev. H. H. Hilton led the 
fxamination on "English Bible." It was sustained as satisfactory. 
The examination as a whole was sustained as satisfactory. The 
Presbytery voted to dispense with the sermon. The call of the Pink 
Hill Church was read as follows: Salary S4,000.00, and $300.00 
auto allowance, manse and utilities; participation in M.A.F. and 
Group Insurance; one month vacation annually. The call was 
found in order and placed in his hands. He indicated his accept- 
ance, effective Dec. 1st, 1960. 



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The Commission to Ordain and Install Mr. Frisby was ap- 
pointed as follows: The Rev. L. A. Taylor, to preside and pro- 
pound the constitutional questions; the Rev. N. P. Farrior, to 
charge the congregation; the Rev. L. A. Richardson, to charge 
the minister; the Rev. Reid Erwin, minister alternate, Ruling 
Elder Ned Roberts, with W. H. Henderson as alternate. The 
service is to be held Dec. 4, 1960, 7:30 p.m. at the Pink Hill 
Church. The Presbytery extended an invitation to the Rev. W. B. 
Oglesby, Union Seminary, to participate with the Commission by 
preaching the sermon. 

The Commission was instructed to receive the letter of dis- 
missal from St. Louis Presbytery, and to enroll him as a member 
of Wilmington Presbytery upon his ordination and the signing of 
the Obligations. 

The following Standing Committees were appointed: 

Leave of Absence: R. H. Erwin, C. L. Kirby, W. S. Wells. 

Resolutions and Thanks: L. A. Richardson, James Justice, W. H. 
Goodman. 

Place of Next Meeting: E. G. Connette, Jr., G. E. Fisler. 

Presbytery recessed for lunch with prayer led by the Rev. 
J. E. At wood. 

Presbytery reconvened at 1:30 p.m. with the singing of a 
hymn and prayer. 

The Rev. Vance Barron, pastor of the Chapel Hill Church, 
Orange Presbytery, spoke to the Presbytery regarding the need of 
help by the Chapel Hill Church in ministering to the Presbyterian 
students at Chapel Hill. 

It was moved that the Council of Presbytery be asked to study 
the matter and report to Presbytery at the next meeting. 

The report of the Committee on Church Extension was 
adopted, as read by the chairman, the Rev. R. K. Johnson, as 
follows : 

REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ON CHURCH 
EXTENSION 

The following reports of the various sub-committees of the Executive 
Committee on Church Extension constitute the report of the larger com- 
mittee to the Presbytery: 

EVANGELISM 

Your Committee on Evangelism wishes to submit the following report: 

This year of 1960 has been a memorable year for your committee, 

with the emphasis upon Evangelism throughout our church, leading up to 



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the Centennial Year of the Presbyterian Church, U. S. Your Chairman, 
Horace H. Hilton, Jr., along with eight other ministers from this Synod 
received special training at Union Theological Seminary on Person-to-Per- 
son Evangelism. There were twelve ministers of Wilmington Presbytery 
selected and these met for special study on Person-to-Person Evangelism. 
They were asked to go back to their churches and select twelve of their 
laymen, training them in Person-to-Person Evangelism. The projected goal 
is to have a trained group of laymen in Person-to-Person Evangelism in 
each local church. 

The ministers and elders who were commissioners to the General 
Assembly, Jacksonville, Florida, also attended Pre-Assembly Conference on 
Evangelism. 

Also, a large percentage of ministers and elders attended the Pre- 
Synod Conference on Evangelism at Greenville, North Carolina, this past 
summer. 

The highlight of this year was the visit of the Cavalcade team to 
Wilmington for Wilmington Presbytery, October 3-4. Members of the Cav- 
alcade team were: 

Dr. Walter Courtenay, First Presbyterian Church, Nashville, 

Tennessee. 
Dr. Randolph Taylor, Church of the Pilgrims, Washington, D. C. 
Dr. Calvin Rose, Miami Shores Presbyterian Church, Miami, Fla. 
The Cavalcade meetings were well attended. The first meeting met in the 
Chapel of First Church at 4:00 P.M., October 3. This meeting was com- 
posed of the committees of Evangelism in the local churches. Dr. Ran- 
dolph Taylor spoke to the church leaders at 8:00 P.M. The large Mass 
Rally was held in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, Dr. Walter 
Courtenay, the speaker. At 7:00 A.M. the ruling and teaching elders met 
for breakfast at St. Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church with Dr. Cal- 
vin Rose, the speaker. At 9 A.M. the ministers of Wilmington area met 
for some very challenging remarks from Dr. Courtenay. Mr. James Scott 
was the General Chairman of the Cavalcade. Presbyterians of Wilmington 
Presbytery were challenged to go forth the three remaining months of 1960 
in preparing ourselves for entering into a time of renewal for our mission 
as a Church to the people of the Southland. As a Church we are to love, 
to serve, and to tell. It is our sincerest wish that our Presbytery will dedi- 
cate themselves to the task and challenge that is before us as we leave one 
century and enter another. 

HOME MISSIONS 

The Home Mission Committee works in the closest sort of coopera- 
tion with the Executive Secretary. During the year covered by this report, 
Dr. L. A. Taylor who had guided the work of Home Missions in this 
Presbytery for fifteen years, has retired, and we are beginning our happy 
cooperation with Mr. Tubbs his successor. 

In the report of this Committee for the year 1959 we included a sum- 
mary of the progress of Home Missions for the past ten years or more. This 
was prepared by Dr. Taylor and was printed in the Minutes of Presbytery 
covering the October meeting. (Pgs. 6-8). 

The work of this committee is divided into several departments, but 
as the name indicates it deals entirely with aid to Churches which are not 

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altogether self-supporting. Salaries must be supplemented, aid rendered in 
building of Churches, educational plants and manses, the repair and up- 
keep of the property belonging to the Presbytery, and in advice and help 
in the matter of securing pastors, on planning for new Churches in grow- 
ing communities, and in encouraging Churches to assume an increasing 
portion of their support. Most of this actual work is done by the Executive 
Secretary, working with the Committee and with its advice and consent. 

During the year now closing we have experienced a slightly more 
than average loss of ministers, and find several fields and Churches with- 
out the service of regularly installed pastors, but most of these are having 
Sunday services more or less regularly by visiting ministers and laymen. 
During the year under review the following sums of money were ex- 
pended by the Committee: 

Salaries $19,403.43 

Expenses incident to pastorates 

(M.A.F. Moving, etc.) 3,807.99 

Grants in Aid 18,723.47 

Loan Service 7,562.55 

Repairs and upkeep 1,951.83 

Total $51,448.27 

RADIO AND TELEVISION — NO REPORT 
NEGRO WORK — NO REPORT 

PRESBYTERIAL COMMITTEE ON CHURCH EXTENSION 

A letter was sent out in the early part of 1960 to seventy-four local 
chairmen, this letter informed them of the Calendar of Events for the 
year. 

Church Extension as observed in May. The Rev. Denver S. Blevins 
filled five engagements as Home Mission speaker. Other churches were 
invited to participate in these meetings. I would like to quote the following 
statement which came in on a yearly report from a local Chairman of 
Church Extension. "Our speaker for Church Extension was the best in a 
long time — a real testimony of his acceptance of Christ and living for 
him. We know why he was included in Living Epistles, for he really was 
and is one." Local speakers were also used, as well as special film. 

The offering from our District meetings was dedicated to be used for 
the Presbyterian Home in High Point. The amount was $308.09. Eighty 
per cent of the Church Extension offering was kept in Wilmington Pres- 
bytery. 

Seventy-four report blanks were sent out to the local Chairmen. Forty- 
four of these have been returned. The most outstanding work done this 
year is as follows: 

1 . Eleven Negro delegates were sent to Winston-Salem. Several 
Churches shared the expenses. 

2. One delegate was sent to Stillman. Several churches sent their 
offering directly there. 

3. Bible School was held by several of the Negro delegates. Church 
papers and Church Material was donated to the colored churches. 

4. Participation in Evangelism was encouraging. 

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5. Practically all of the churches contributed to the Presbyterian 
Home and also Barium Springs. 

6. I have attended two Home Mission meetings and one meeting of 
the Church Extension Committee of Wilmington Presbytery. 

The Chairman would like to report to the Presbytery that they were 
represented through their chairman at the Church Extension Conference 
at Montreat in August and that the chairman had the privilege to serve 
on General Assemblies standing committee on Church Extension at the 
meeting of the General Assembly in Jacksonville, Florida in April. 

Respectfully submitted, 

RICHARD K. JOHNSON, Chairman 

The report of the Committee on Homes was presented by 
W. H. Henderson, Chairman. It was adopted as follows: 

Your Committee on Homes met at the First Presbyterian Church, Wil- 
mington, N. C, on Monday afternoon, October 10th, there being present 
the Rev. C. H. McLean, Mrs. P. R. Smith and W. H. Henderson. 

Reports for the year 1959 of the Presbyterian Orphans' Home, The 
Presbyterian Home, Inc. and William Black Home, Inc. to the Synod of 
North Carolina, June 14-15, 1960, meeting were reviewed. 

1. The report of The Barium Springs Orphanage shows that that in- 
stitution has been operating in the black but there is continued need for 
capital improvements. Your Committee recommends that all Churches in 
Wilmington Presbytery encourage members to contribute generously to the 
support of the Orphanage when the Thanksgiving Special Collection is 
taken. 

2. The report of the Presbyterian Home, Inc. shows that when the 
campaign for $750,000.00 was conducted, Wilmington Presbytery was 
asked for $49,930.17, only Albemarle Presbytery being asked for a smaller 
amount, but that pledges from Wilmington Presbytery amounted to only 
18.9% of our quota. This Home for the aged fills a very definite need and 
your Committee recommends that the churches of the Presbytery give con- 
sideration to increasing their contributions to this Home. 

Respectfully submitted, 
W. H. HENDERSON, 

for the Committee on Homes 

The report of the Committee on Nominations was presented 
by the Rev. M. C. MacQueen. It was adopted as follows: 
Flora MacDonald College: Class of 1960 to become Class of '63 

Rev. Charles W. Worth, Rev. F. A. Elliott, Mr. L. N. Boney, Jr., Mrs. 
A. W. Blount. 
Executive Committees: Church Extension 

Class of 1963: Rev. W. H. Terry (1), Rev. R. H. Johnson (1), Mr. 
W. B. Beery III (2), Mr. Fred E. Little (2), Rev. H. T. Lewis (1). 
Class of 1962: Rev. H. H. Hilton (UT). Class of 1961: Rev. J. C. 
Wagner (UT). 
Christian Education: 

Class of 1963: Rev. David B. Jenkins (1), Rev. R. H. Erwin (2), 

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Rev. George Sowerby (1), D. M. Calhoun (1), Mrs. Walter 

Britt (1). 
Class of 1961: Mr. Charles Boney CUT), Rev. Charles Williams 

(UT), Mrs. Worth D. Williamson (UT). 
Class of 1962: Rev. F. M. Womack (1). 
Permanent Committees: 

1. Higher Education— '63, Rev. Walter Ff. Goodman (2), Mr. H. L. 
Joslyn (2). 

2. World Missions — '63, Rev. Norman Farrior (1), Mrs. Mac F. Jones 
CO- 

3. Annuities and Relief — '63, Rev. L. A. Richardson (1), Mrs. W. E. 
Starnes (2). 

4. Homes— '63, Rev. C. H. McLean (1), W. H. Henderson (2). 

5. Records— '63, Rev. C. H. McLean (2). 

6. General Fund Agencies — '63, Mr. Charles R. Brindell, (2). 

7. Women's Work— '63, Rev. H. L. Willis (1), '62, Rev. J. W. Miller 
(UT). 

8. Audits — To be named later. 

9. Nominations — '63, Rev. Charles Kirby (1), Mr. Jack Council (2), 
Mac F. Jones (2), '62, Rev. D. B. Jenkins (UT). 

10. Examination, Theology — '63, Rev. J. R. MacKinnon (1), '62 — Rev. 
L. A. Taylor (UT) 

Sacraments and Church Government, '63 — Charles Williams (2). 
English Bible, '63— Rev. H. H. Hilton (1). 
Experimental Religion, '63 — Rev. P. L. Clark (2). 

11. Christian Relation, '63— Ben L. Rose (2), A. F. Chestnutt (2). 

12. Marriage and Divorce, '63— Area #1— Rev. M. C. MacQueen (2), 
Area #2— Rev. B. F. Hall (2), Area #3— Rev. J. S. Walkup (2). 

13. Commission on the Minister and His Work, '63 — Rev. M. C. Mac- 
Queen (1), Mr. Kyle Bannerman (1). 

14. Council of Presbytery, '63 — Mack Campbell, Jack Council, J. B. 
Faircloth, Jr., James Monroe, W. A. Patterson, Rev. E. G. Connette, 
Jr., Rev. Charles Kirby. 

Mr. George Mitchell was elected publicity chairman for the Council. 
The council was asked to nominate a chairman of the Committee on 
Audits to the Committee for Election at the January meeting. 

The report of the Permanent Committee on Christian Rela- 
tions was read and adopted as follows: 

REPORT OF THE PERMANENT COMMITTEE ON CHRISTIAN 
RELATIONS 

The Committee on Christian Relations has had a full year of exist- 
ence under the plan of reorganization. We are able to report some progress 
in the relieving of racial tensions within the Presbytery, specifically the 
solution of the lunch counter sit-ins in Wilmington and the inclusion of 
the Chestnut Street Presbyterian Church in the Wilmington Area Leader- 
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complacency but rather indicate the possibility of progress toward more 
Christian attitudes and relations. In addition to racial tensions we still are 
faced with the problems of obscene literature and entertainment, alcohol- 
ism and a continuing trend toward Juvenile delinquency. In at least one 
county in our Presbytery, church groups have cooperated with county au- 
thorities in an effort to stamp out the sale of salacious literature at news 
counters. Alcoholic education which has been vigorously promoted in 
some Presbyteries remains largely untouched by the Church in this area. 
Your Committee recommends that the possibility of an institute on alcohol- 
ism be explored with the purpose of setting up some such program as now 
exists in Greensboro, Charlotte and other cities within the State. Once 
more we urge that Church Sessions undertake serious studies of moral 
conditions in their vicinity and take the lead in the establishment of local 
councils of churches or other agencies of protestant community coopera- 
tion. 

We call to the attention of the Presbytery that the mission of 
Christian action is an essential part of the Mission to the Nation which 
is planned for our centennial year and urge the earnest participation of 
every congregation in this essential phase of our evangelistic witness. 

Respectfully submitted, 
B. F. HALL, Chairman 

The Rev. Reid Erwin reported for the Commissioners to the 
General Assembly on proposed changes in the Book of Church 
Order. The recommendations were adopted as follows: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE TO PRESENT PROPOSED REVISION OF 
BOOK OF CHURCH ORDER AND OTHER MATTERS 

The committee met at Pearsall Memorial Church on September 1 
with the following present: B. Frank Hall, James Monroe, H. Bradford 
Rivenbark, and Reid H. Erwin. I bring you the following unanimous report: 

1. In accordance with the request of the 1960 General Assembly the 
committee has instructed its chairman to read to the Presbytery the follow- 
ing paper, entitled "The Office of The Minister of the Word and Sacra- 
ments," found on page 51 in the minutes of the 1960 Assembly. 

2. We wish to recommend that a special ad interim committee be 
appointed to receive comments from any members of this presbytery rela- 
tive to these questions, and to formulate answers and submit them to the 
Executive Secretary of the General Council not later than January 1, 1961. 

3. After careful study, the committee recommends that the Presby- 
tery give its consent to revised Form of Government as approved and recom- 
mended to the Presbyteries by the 1960 General Assembly. 

4. The committee recommends that the presbytery give its consent to 
the revision of The Rules of Discipline as approved and recommended to 
the Presbyteries by the 1950 General Assembly. 

5. The committee recommends that the paper, "Study Draft of the 
Directory for Worship and the Life and Work of the Church" be studied 
by ministers and sessions and all comments and suggestions be forwarded, 
not later than November 15, 1960, to: 

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Rev. Vernon S. Broyles 
North Avenue Presbyterian Church 
607 Peachtree Street, N.E. 
Atlanta 8, Georgia. 

Respectfully submitted, 
REID H. ERWIN 

The Rev. J. B. Tubbs, Executive Secretary, was designated 
as the one who should receive comments about recommendation 
number two. 

The report of the Commission to ordain and install the Rev. 
James R. Holshouser as pastor of the Grove and Hallsville 
churches was admitted to record as follows: 

MINUTES OF THE COMMISSION OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

FOR THE ORDINATION AND INSTALLATION OF 

JAMES RICHARD HOLSHOUSER 

A commission of Wilmington Presbytery appointed to ordain and 
install James Richard Holshouser as pastor to the Grove and Hallsville 
Presbyterian Churches met in the Grove Church, Kenansville, at 7:15 
P.M. on Sunday evening, July 31st, 1960 with the following members 
present: Rev. Walter Goodman, Rev. Charles Williams, Rev. William H. 
Terry and Mr. H. McNair Johnson, Ruling Elder in the Willard Church. 
The meeting was called to order and opened with prayer by the moderator, 
Rev. Walter Goodman. 

Rev. Charles Williams was elected to serve as Clerk of the Commis- 
sion. 

The parts having previously been assigned, the commission retired to 
the sanctuary for the worship service. 

Rev. Walter Goodman presided in the service and propounded the 
constitutional questions. The sermon was preached by Rev. Charles 
Williams on the subject "The Ministry of the Saints" based on the text, 
Ephesians 4:11-12. The Prayer of Ordination was led by Rev. Walter 
Goodman with the member of the commission joining in the laying on of 
hands. Rev. William H. Terry delivered the charge to the pastor and 
Elder H. McNair Johnson charged the congregation. The Rev. Richard 
Holshouser, duly ordained and installed as the minister of the Grove and 
Hallsville Churches, pronounced the benediction. 

The Commission reassembled immediately after the service. The 
minutes were read and approved. The meeting was adjourned with prayer 
by Rev. William H. Terry. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WALTER H. GOODMAN, Moderator 
CHARLES WILLIAMS, Clerk 

The Rev. R. K. Johnson reported for the Committee on An- 
nuities and Relief information concerning the work of that 
committee. 

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The Rev. J. B. Tubbs gave a Stewardship 'progress' report. 

The Rev. F. A. Elliott reported on the progress of the camp. 

The Rev. W. P. Burns gave a progress report of the Com- 
mittee on Revising the Manual. 

The Rev. I. H. Rawles reported for the Commission on the 
Minister and his Work as follows: 

"The Rev. N. P. Farrior requests the dissolution of the Pastoral Re- 
lationship between him and the Pink Hill, Smith and Pleasant View 
churches that he might be Honorably Retired from the active ministry 
effective Nov. 30, 1960." With expressions of regret the pastoral relation- 
ship was dissolved by Presbytery, and Honorably Retired him from the 
active ministry with recommendation to the Board of Annuities and Relief. 

"The Rev. H. L. Reaves, in accordance with requirements, has been 
re-elected for a term of one year by the Brunswick and Tabor City 
churches by duly called congregational meetings." 

"The Rev. Robert L. Tritt, a member of Atlanta Presbytery, Chaplain, 
U. S. Navy, is assisting the Jacksonville Church during the time they are 
without a pastor." 

"The Rev. George Sowerby requested that the pastoral relationship 
with the Topsail church be dissolved that he might become Minister of 
Education at the St. Andrews-Covenant church. The representative of the 
church reported that at a duly called congregational meeting, the congre- 
gation reluctantly concurred in the request. The request was granted 
effective Nov. 1st. 

The Rev. George Sowerby was elected Moderator Nominee for the 
next meeting. 

The Rev. J. B. Tubbs reported on: the need of a Committee on 
Christianity and Health. It was moved that a Permanent Committee on 
Christianity and Health be established; that the Executive Secretary and 
retiring Executive Secretary confer as to the membership of this com- 
mittee, and make recommendations to the Nominations Committee for 
election at the January Meeting. 

The Rev. R. K. Johnson, reported for the Executive Committee on 
Church Extension. The recommendations were adopted as follows: 

The Church Extension Committee brings the following recommenda- 
tion before Presbytery for its approval: 

1. Approve our application by the Pike-Rocky Point Church to 
Synod's Committee on Church Extension for a loan of 510,000, for a 
period of 10 years, and to endorse said note. 

2. Authorize and empower Presbytery's trustees: James H. Clark, J. 
Kyle Bannerman, E. W. Stevens to issue such papers as are necessary to 
the completion of the note. 

3. Designate Rev. James Tubbs to serve as Presbytery's agent in this 

mattcr - R. K. JOHNSON, 

Chairman Church Extension 

The Rev. J. R. MacKinnon was named Convenor of the 
Examinations Committee that they should meet to organize and 

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study the matter of examinations. 

The standing committees reports were adopted as follows: 

COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS AND THANKS 

We wish to express our thanks to the Acme Church for their fine hos- 
pitality. Particularly are we grateful to the Women of the Church for the 
good food. 

We appreciate too the Church's efforts to arrange a tour of the 
Riegel paper mill by the ministers and laymen. 

To have had the opportunity to worship in the beautiful sanctuary 
of the Acme Church and to have shared in its Christian fellowship was an 
experience we thoroughly enjoyed. 

L. A. RICHARDSON 
W. H. GOODMAN 
JAMES JUSTICE 

REPORT OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON 
LEAVE OF ABSENCE 

The following requested to be excused for the whole or a part of the 
meeting of Presbyterv. C. W. Worth, W. P. High, Norman Flowers, J. W. 
Miller, Ellison Sanderson, W. H. Allison, P. L. Clark, B. R. Rose, W. C. 
Scoggins, C. H. McLean, B. F. Hall, C. L. Kirby, J. W. Thompson, Joe 
Wagner, Lee, Jordon Sloan, F. A. Elliott, H. H. Hilton, R. H. Erwin, and 
D. J. Lanier. We recommend that they be excused. 

R. H. ERWIN, Chairman 

The invitation of the Clarkton Church to hold the January 
meeting at Clarkton was accepted. 

The invitation of the Clinton Church to meet in Clinton for 
the April meeting was received. 

Dr. L. A. Taylor was requested to make his Retiring Mod- 
erator's sermon available for distribution. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

The meeting was adjourned with prayer. 

J. B. Tubbs, Stated Clerk 

J. S. Walkup, Permanent Clerk 



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MINUTES 
CALLED MEETING OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

Nov. 22, 1960, Wallace, N. C. 
2:30 P.M. 

Presbytery was called to order by the Moderator, Elder 
Luther A. Powell, and opened with prayer by the Rev. Mr. 
James E. Atwood. 

Roll call found the following ministers present: 

M. C. MacOueen, N. P. Farrior, W. H. Goodman, B. F. Hall, C. L. 
Kirby, C. W. Worth, J. S. Walkup, H. H. Hilton, R. H. Erwin, R. K, 
Johnson, E. G. Connette, C. H. McLean, D. B. Jenkins, F. A. Elliott, L. W. 
Kessler, J. R. MacKinnon, I. H. Rawles, H. T. Lewis, Charles Williams, 
W. H. Terry, J. C. Wagner, R. W. Graham, Adolf Otersen, L. A. Richard- 
son, J. E. Atwood, H. L. Reaves, J. R. Holshouser, James B. Tubbs. 

Ruling Elders enrolled according to their churches are: 
McClure Memorial, Albert F. Wells; Mt. Olive, W. R. Patterson; 
Black River, G. E. Fisler; Beulaville, A. W. Gresham; Graves Memorial, 
Hardin G. Kimrey; Grove, Ivey N. Bowden; Hallsville, James Miller; 
Trinity, M. L. McClimon; Elizabethtown, W. S. Morgan; Mt. Horeb, Clark 
Allen; Calypso, N. G. Sloan; Wilmington First, W. H. Henderson; Carolina 
Beach, W. J. McDonald; Wallace, J. Luther Powell. 

The Call was read and found in order, as follows: 

"1. Act upon the request for dissolution of pastoral relations exist- 
ing between: A — The Rev. Mr. Walter H. Goodman and Beula- 
ville; B. — The Rev. Mr. Joseph Wagner and Trinity; 

2. Receive and act upon a report from Nominations Committee to 
fill vacancies and other necessary appointments; 

3. Consider application for loan from $8,700 by Calypso Church 
from General Assembly Church Extension Committee, and any 
business growing therefrom; 

4. Receive and act upon report from Council, recommending that 
Presbyterial assessment and per capita base be increased from 
75c per capita to $1.00 per capita, for the year 1961; 

5. And any business growing from these matters." 

Presbytery received and approved the recommendation of 
Council that Presbyterial assessment and per capita base be in- 
creased from 75c to $1.00, for the year 1961 (with the under- 
standing that further increase may be necessary at a later date). 

Presbytery heard request of the Rev. Walter H. Goodman for 
dissolution of the pastoral relation existing between himself and 
Beulaville Church, that he may be granted a letter of dismissal 
to Orange Presbytery to take up work at Sedgefield Church, 

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Greensboro, N. C, effective December 1, 1960. Beulaville Con- 
gregation concurred in the request, reluctantly and unanimously, 
through representative A. Walter Gresham, in Congregational 
meeting, Nov. 6, 1960. Presbytery expressed its deep love for 
and commendations for the ministry of Mr. Goodman, and grant- 
ed him a letter of dismissal to Orange Presbytery, effective Dec. 
1, 1960. 

Presbytery heard request of the Rev. Mr. Joseph Wagner for 
dissolution of the pastoral relation existing between himself and 
Trinity Church, Havelock, N. C. that he may be granted a letter 
of dismissal to Atlanta Presbytery to take up work at Stockbridge 
Presbyterian Church, Stockbridge, Ga., effective Dec. 5, 1960. 
Trinity Congregation concurred in the request through repre- 
sentative M. L. McClimon, in Congregational meeting, Nov. 6, 
1960. Mr. Wagner was commended for his services to Presby- 
tery's Youth Work, and granted a letter of dismissal to Atlanta 
Presbytery, effective Dec. 5, 1960. 

Presbytery received and acted upon the report from Nomina- 
tions Committee, which is as follows, adopting said report: 

Richard Holsliouser replaces Walter Goodman on Church Extension, 
class of '61; Leland Richardson replaces Joe Wagner on Church Extension, 
finishing an unexpired term, class of '62. F. M. Womack is to be added to 
the Christian Education Committee, class of '62. Adolph Otersen replaces 
Walter Goodman on Christian Education Committee, class of '63. The 
Christianity and Health Committee are: Dr. John B. Coddington, Dr. 
Calvin McKay, Rev. John MacKinnon, and Rev. Edward Connette. 

It was noted that the Home Mission sub-committee was already em- 
powered to approve the proposed loan-application by Calypso Church for 
$8,700.00 from the General Assembly, Church Extension Committee. The 
Home Mission Committee proceeded to activate the loan-application. 

It was further noted that there now exists a serious situation in 
Presbytery leaving some 29 churches without pastors, involving 17 min- 
isters. The prayers and aid of Presbyters are requested. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LUTHER A. POWELL, Moderator 
JAMES B. TUBES, Stated Clerk 



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CALLED MEETING 

Wilmington Presbytery 

WALLACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, WALLACE, N. C. 

Tuesday, December 6, 1960 

The Presbytery of Wilmington met in called session, Wallace, 
N. C, December 6, 1960, was called to order by the Moderator, 
Luther Powell, and opened with prayer by the Rev. Mr. Ira H. 
Rawles. 

Roll call found the following Elders and Ministers present: 
Caswell, F. R. Taylor; Beulaville, A. W. Gresham; Chadbourn, 
Ernest V. Brown; Jacksonville, C. L. Shields, Pink Hill, J. A. Worley; 
Wallace, J. Luther Powell; Wilmington, First, George Mitchell; West- 
minster, C. P. Gorman; Hallsville, A. H. Miller. 

MINISTERS: The Rev. Messrs. Ira H. Rawles, L. W. Kessler, W. 
H. Allison, J. R. Holshouser, H. L. Willis, H. T. Lewis, D. B. Jenkins, 
Reid Erwin, J. R. Frisby, James Atwood, Frank Elliott, R. K. Johnson, 
William Burns, Jr., James B. Tubbs, Charles Worth, Henry L. Reaves. 

The Call was found to be in order, as follows, and Presby- 
tery proceeded with the order of business: 

1 . "Receive and act upon a resolution from the Camp and Conference 
Center Steering Committee, requesting, 

A. Authorization and empowering of said Steering Committee to 
negotiate a loan not in excess of $90,000.00 from the Co- 
operative Savings and Loan Association, Wilmington, N. C. 
through the Trustees of Presbyter}'; 

B. Authorize the Trustees to issue a Promissory Note for the face 
value of the loan, and also issue a Deed of Trust on the 
property of the Camp and Conference Center to secure the 
note; 

C. Authorize and empower the Trustees to execute legal instru- 
ments necessary for this transaction; 

D. Designate the Rev. Mr. James B. Tubbs to act as the agent 
of the Presbytery and of the Camp and Conference Center 
Steering Committee in these matters. 

2. Examine and receive the Rev. Mr. Robert S. Link from Charleston 
Presbytery, and, upon his enrollment, act upon his call by the 
Chadbourn and Pages Mill churches and appoint a Commission to 
install him as Pastor of said churches, if the way be clear; 

3. And any business growing from these matters." 

A Resolution was read by the Rev. Mr. Frank Elliott for 
the Steering Committee of the Camp and Conference Center, re- 
questing the Presbytery to authorize and empower it, the 
Trustees, and designate Mr. Tubbs to act on behalf of Presby- 

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tery pertaining to the items in the call. The Presbyter}' authorized 
the Steering Committee to negotiate a loan not in excess of 
$90,000.00 thru the Trustees; authorized the Trustees to issue 
Promissory Note for the face value of the loan and a Deed of 
Trust on the property of the Camp and Conference Center, and, 
authorized the Trustees to execute legal instruments necessary for 
this transaction, and designated the Rev. Mr. James B. Tubbs to 
act as agent for the Presbytery and the Camp and Conference 
Center in these matters. 

A Letter of Dismissal from Charleston Presbytery was read 
for the Rev. Mr. Robert S. Link, which was received by Presby- 
tery, which proceeded with his examination. 

Mr. Link was examined on Experimental Religion and his 
Motives for Seeking the Ministry by the Rev. Mr. W. H. Allison, 
which was sustained as satisfactory. 

Mr. Link was examined on his views in Theology by the 
Rev. Mr. David B. Jenkins, which was sustained as satisfactory. 

Mr. Link was examined on his views of the Sacraments and 
Church Government by the Rev. Mr. William P. Burns, Jr., 
which was sustained as satisfactory. 

The Presbytery sustained the entire examination as a whole, 
as satisfactory, and the Rev. Mr. Link was enrolled as a member 
of Wilmington Presbytery upon his signing of the Obligations. 

The Commission on Minister and His Work, through the 
Rev. Mr. Ira Rawles, Chairman, presented the call of the Chad- 
bourn Presbyterian Church to Mr. Link, the essential elements 
of which are as follows: $5,200.00 per year in regular monthly 
payments (which includes $500.00 car expense allowance), a 
manse, a sum equivalent to 7Vz % of the salary basis paid into 
the Ministers Annuity Fund, plus thirty days vacation at a time 
of his selection. The Call was found in order, with the exception 
of the matter of providing for Group Hospitalization Insurance, 
as required by Presbytery. 

The Commission on Minister and His Work was directed to 
effect the matter of Mr. Link's relationship with the Pages Mill 
Presbyterian Church (which did not submit a Call to Mr. Link) 
and the matter of Group Hospitalization Insurance in the Chad- 
bourn Call. 

A Commission of Presbytery to Install the Rev. Mr. Robert 
S. Link Pastor of the Chadbourn Presbyterian Church, January 8, 

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1961, 7:30 P.M. was appointed as follows: Elders James Huf- 
ham, Tabor City; Ernest V. Brown, Chadbourn; the Rev. Messrs. 
Charles Worth, (to preside and propound the Constitutional 
Questions); J. W. Miller, and James B. Tubbs. Presbytery also 
instructed the Stated Clerk to invite the Rev. Messrs. J. W. 
Everett, Bethel Presbytery, First Presbyterian Church, Rock Hill, 
S. C. to preach the sermon (a cousin of Mr. Link), and W. E. 
Link, Pee Dee Presbytery, McColl Presbyterian Church, McColl, 
S. C, (brother of Mr. Link), to attend the Installation. 

The Minutes of Presbytery were read, and approved as 
amended. The Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. Luther Powell, Moderator 
James B. Tubbs, Stated Clerk 



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THE 213th STATED MEETING 
WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

Clarkton Presbyterian Church 
Clarkton, North Carolina 

The Presbytery of Wilmington met at Clarkton, N. C, Janu- 
ary 17, 1961 at 10:00 A.M. The meeting was opened with a 
worship service led by the retiring moderator, Luther Powell who 
delivered the message from Genesis 1 and John 1. 

The Service of Holy Communion was administered by the 
Rev. J. W. Miller and the Rev. E. G. Connette, Jr., assisted by 
Ruling Elders D. D. Clark, J. D. Ward, Ellison Sanderson, D. T. 
Townsend, W. A. DeVane, Homer Munroe, R. S. Troy, Peter 
Groot. 

A Memorial Service, in memory of the ministers and Ruling 
Elders who died during the year 1960, was observed. 

The following were reported: 

Dr. Slade A. Smith First, Whiteville 

Rudolph Murray Bethany 

Solon C. Carr Wallace 

J. J. Murdock Wildwood 

Rov Tolson Wildwood 

W. H. Hall Oak Plains 

A. C. Newkirk Oak Plains 

Heyman Hall Oak Plains 

Snowden Singletary Clarkton 

Dr. G. C. Singletary Clarkton 

D. S. Carr St. Andrews 

Dr. W. E. Miller Westminster, Whiteville 

The Rev. Charles W. Worth led the memorial prayer. 

Presbytery was constituted with prayer offered by Rev. H. H. 
Hilton. 

The Roll was called. A quorum was declared present. 

The following ministers were enrolled: 

J. W. Miller, M. C. MacOueen, N. P. Farrior, W. H. Allison, B. F. 
Hall, N. G. Stevens, W. F. F. Little, N. H. Flowers, J. F. Clark, C. W. 
Worth, J. S. Walkup, H. H. Hilton, Ben L. Rose, R. H. Erwin, R. K. 
Johnson, E. G. Connette, J. M. Irvine, R. J. Wilkins, D. B. Jenkins, F. A. 
Elliott, L. W. Kessler, J. R. MacKinnon, I. H. Rawls, H. T. Lewis, Charles 
Williams, H. L. Willis, F. M. Womack, Jr., R. W. Graham, Adolf Otersen, 
G. F. Sowerby, L. A. Richardson, J. E. Atwood, H. L. Reaves, W. C. 
Vaughan, J. R. Holshouser, J. B. Tubbs, J. R. Frisbee, Robert Link. 

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The following Ruling Elders were enrolled: 

Acme, E. L. McNair; Baker, Albert Cox; Bethany, Peter Groot; Beth 
Car, P. H. Myers; Bethel, J. E. Albertson; Beulaville, A. W. Gresham; 
Black River, L. G. Beatty; Bladenboro, R. F. Matheson, Sr.; Bowden, 
Sprunt Hall; Brunswick, George J. Spivey; Burgaw, Cleveland Bowden; 
Calypso, Leon L. Flowers; Carolina Beach, C. T. Strickland; Caswell, 
Smith Pridgen; Chadbourn, J. M. Jackson; Chapel on the Boardwalk, C. E. 
Dixon, Jr.; Chinquapin, J. F. Futreal; Clarkton, D. D. Clark; Elizabeth- 
town, H. C. Clark; Faison, J. B. Stroud, Jr.; Graves Memorial, Croom 
Faircloth; Grove, Thomas Chestnutt; Hallsville, Walter Miller; Harper- 
Southerland, Nick Smith; Holly Grove, Leon Clifton; Hopewell, N. B. 
Murray; Immanuel, H. N. McGeachy; Jacksonville, G. E. Maultsby; Lake 
Waccamaw, Rome Lytton, Sr.; Maple Hill, S. A. Lanier; McClure Me- 
morial, J. S. Cameron; Mt. Horeb, Homer A. Munroe; Mt. Olive, Will 
Porter, Jr.; Mt. Williams, R. A. Thigpen; Mt. Zion, R. A. Troy; Morehead 
City, T. C. Hyman, Sr.; New Hope, S. L. Purvis; Oak Grove, J. W. Vogels; 
Oak Plains, D. D. Williams; Pearsall Memorial, E. Dan James; Pike, Wiley 
Baker; Pintland, Troy King; Pink Hill, J. S. Broadhurst; Potts Memorial, 
D. G. Fussell; Rockfish, Manly Turner; Rocky Point, H. L. Webb; St. 
Andrews-Covenant, C. B. Case; Southport, Harold Aldridge; Stafford, 
Henry Beatty; Stanford, Herman Brogden; Teachey, C. C. MacMillan; 
Topsail, R. M. Thomas; Trinity, K. W. Taylor; Wallace, Luther Powell; 
Warsaw, L. B. Hine; Westminster (Whiteville), J. P. Warner; West- 
minster (Wilmington), H. K. Paul; Whiteville, First, G. O. Rogers; White 
Plains, Alex F. Burney; Wilmington, First, B. B. Reynolds; Wildwood, L. 
A. Murdock; Winter Park, Paul Shaw; Willard, C. T. Carr; Salem, Hay- 
wood Batchelor. 

The following ehurches were not represented: 

Antioch, Ashwood, Cape Fear, Croatan, Currie, Delgado, Elkton, 
Harmony, Hebron, Myrtle Grove, Oakdale, Page's Mill, Pleasant View, 
Pollocksville, Smith, Tabor City, Woodburn, South River. 

The Rev. George Sowerby, moderator nominee, was elected by 
acclamation. 

The following elders attending for the first time were intro- 
duced: 

George J. Spivey, Leon Clifton, J. A. Broadhurst, H. K. Paul, Paul 
Shaw. 

The host pastor, The Rev. J. W. Miller, welcomed Presby- 
tery and made the necessary announcements. 

Mr. Sebastian Sommer of St. Andrews College spoke regard- 
ing the Inaugural Campaign. 

It was moved that the annual reports of the two chaplains 
be included in the minutes and that they be commended for 
their diligence and remembered in our prayers. 

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ANNUAL REPORT TO WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY OF ACTIVITIES 

AS A CHAPLAIN IN THE UNITED STATES NAVY FOR THE 

CALENDAR YEAR 1960 

During the year just past, 1960, some have sown, others have 
watered, and now for time and eternity it is in the hands of God to give 
the increase. A military chaplain, because of the frequency of change, has 
little opportunity to see the results or fruition of his work. 

During the first half of 1960, this chaplain was at the Marine Corps 
Recruit Depot (Boot Camp) at Parris Island, South Carolina. There the 
young recruits came in great numbers; but then in twelve weeks they 
were gone again. A recruit battalion chaplain has tremendous opportuni- 
ties for a short period of time with each man, in lecturing, counseling, 
and preaching. After graduation, however, for the most part these young 
men become "lost" to the chaplain in the anonymity of the distant and the 
unknown. But there are always a few who maintain a bit of contact. 

However, I have been particularly fortunate in this regard, in that I 
received orders to be detached about 1 June and to report for duty with 
the Fleet Marine Force of the Third Marine Division on Okinawa. In 
this way I have been able to follow up and share in a new phase of the 
life and work of many of the young men with whom I was associated at 
Parris Island. It has been an interesting contrast, and something of a 
natural sequence. I have liked being a part of a field Marine unit, which 
my Third Battalion is. As an additional duty I am the Regimental Chap- 
lain for the Ninth Marine Regiment, by which circumstance I have two 
jobs and are responsible to two commands. 

However, all has not been sweetness and light. One's faith and temper 
is solely tried by the apparent widespread apathy by my constituencey and 
throughout the Division in general toward things religious, and by the all 
too general compromise of Christian moral standards by the majority of 
young men like those for whom I had a spiritual responsibility at Parris 
Island. The higher echelons of command provide excellent leadership, sup- 
port, encouragement, and example. But it appears in the lower elements of 
the rank structure that there is generally a tacit acceptance of lowered 
moral standards as being the norm. 

The question arises whether religion and morality is thought by many 
to be a veneer and a covering which can be removed at will, as expedient; 
or is it the basic transformation of life in a new relationship and a new 
commitment which we proclaim it to be? There are certainly reasons and 
circumstances which help to explain the situation. But I have not come 
to feel that these are sufficient to justify or excuse the serious departure 
from manifest standard of moral behaviour. 

A further significant question is, are these young men at all repre- 
sentative of American Christianity? I do not believe they are. But if so, it 
can only be concluded that the Church has been less successful than 
generally believed in bringing about the miracle of conversion to the people 
of our nation. There is serious evidence that moral standards are becoming 
progressively more relative, rather than being of an absolute nature. The 
"thus saith the Lord" has become qualified by the mind and conduct of 
many people, and by our society in general. 

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As I write this report, we on this military bastion which is Okinawa 
stand ready to intervene as necessary in another Korea-type crisis. I pray 
that the holy God will bless our cause and use us for righteousness and his 
eternal purposes, although our hands are not clean and our hearts are 
far from pure. In any situation, however, there is always the faithful few. 
May God bless us for their sakes. 

I wish to take this opportunity to express my deep appreciation once 
again for the great privilege of being a commissioner from Wilmington 
Presbytery to the meeting of the General Assembly in Jacksonville last 
Spring. Our confidence in our leaders, heritage, and Presbyterian system 
is well justified. 

I pray for God's blessing, guidance, and power in the great work of 
the Church in the Presbytery, the Assembly, and throughout Christendom! 

Respectfully submitted, 
PRESTON C. OLIVER 
Chaplain, U. S. Navy 
3 January, 1961 

1 January 1960 
Conakry, Guinea 
To: Wilmington (N. C.) Presbytery 

From: Chaplain Eugene B. Davis 

Lieutenant, U. S. Naval Chaplaincy 

Subj.: Annual Chaplain's Report to Presbytery (1960) 

This year, 1960, has been another tremendous experience in every 
way for me, as I have continued my ministry among the men in the 
military of our United States Navy and Marine Corps. As stated in my 
last year's report to you, after Chaplain's School in Newport, Rhode Is- 
land, I was assigned to the Second Infantry Training Regiment, Camp 
Pendleton, California, where until July of this past year I was the only 
full time chaplain for from 4 to 5,000 Marine trainees, aged from about 
17 to 24 years. This continued to be until the time of my departure a 
tremendous challenge and opportunity. With the full cooperation of our 
whole regiment, many new activities were entered into, with what we 
felt were great effects on the men. Among those things begun were a Sun- 
day School program, a religious movie hour on Sunday afternoons, re- 
ligious instructions, a choir, a chapel beautification project, church trips 
into the metropolitan Los Angeles area. It is estimated that several thous- 
and men took advantage of these opportunities over a period of months, 
and movies were taken of the work which are now being used in Baptist 
theological seminaries to describe the work of Chaplains in the military 
to their chaplain candidates. In addition, some 245 men made decisions 
for Christ directly or indirectly as a result of our trips and religious re- 
treats. Thirty-two of these were baptised at 2nd ITR. 

It is hard to state in short form exactly what the life of a Chaplain 
under such circumstances is like. I can only say truthfully that there could 
easily have been four chaplains working full time there without any trouble 
at all and still there would have been more work than we could have ac- 
complished. So, we stuck to it, did the best we could, and I was a sad, 
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Destroyer Division #601 in Key West, Florida. I was sad because I would 
never forget the hundreds of men I had had the privilege of knowing and 
working with, but happy because God had further experiences and work 
lying ahead. 

The scaling of hills on five day wars; the hauling coffee in a 1951 
Chevy for our movie hour; the eleven o'clock nights driving home to fall in 
bed; the hundreds of faces, lectures, sermons, memorial services, staff 
conferences, hospital duties on the side at the main hospital at Camp 
Pendleton — all these are memories a chaplain can never set out of his 
mind or heart. The men who come with tears in their eyes, grasping for 
realities or their souls; distraught parents wishing to be appeased when their 
child and a young marine made some hasty action leading to near dis- 
aster; the drill sergeants reading scripture as well as barking drill instruc- 
tions to the trainees — that is what it's like in a chaplain's memory. Fortu- 
nately I have taken pictures of all this work to show to those persons in 
the future who want to really know about religion in the service, and these 
have captured more than my meager words can relate. 

I left Pendleton and went to Key West, Florida, to another very tre- 
mendous opportunity and challenge. There I inherited duties with the 
largest Destroyer Division of its type in the U. S. Navy. As the only 
"ship's afloat chaplain" in Key West, I became the sole chaplain for the 
9 destroyers of #601 and some 3,000 dependents in the Key West area. 
In addition, as a member of the Commodore's Staff, many collateral duties 
came along with the work of the Chaplain. It was in Key West that I 
found again great challenge and meaning for Christian witnessing. 

Some of the duties there include: coordinator of the 601 Softball 
League; representative of DesDiv 601 on 12 major board or organizations; 
services, lectures, coordinating safety and religious movies on the ships; 
chaplain for the local Sigsbee Park Elementary School P.T.A.; Chaplain 
and guard on the Key West Athletic Club football team (they finally let 
me play service ball); staff conferences with the Commodore every few 
days; preaching a half dozen times in the local Presbyterian Church; work- 
ing with the civilian ministerial association; writing for the Key West 
paper and Naval Station paper; formulating a religious program for our 
ships, including securing of Catholic and Jewish padres for our men; rid- 
ing the ships; working with the Wives' Club; attending ship's parties and 
arranging for fund-raising drives, etc. I was planning also to form a close 
association with the Presbytery down there, as I had the pleasure of know- 
ing their moderator, Professor Hoy, of the University of Miami. He asked 
me to attend their Presbytery and give them a report of the work of the 
Chaplaincy and especially the work at Key West. Unfortunately I was 
called out on T.A.D. orders before this could be done. And, another grand 
experience — this time with destroyers there — was ended. 

However, new horizons opened up, and one day the Force Chaplain 
called me on a Thursday afternoon late and asked if I could be ready to 
leave from Charleston, South Carolina, with the destroyers USS VOGEL- 
GESANG (DD-862) and the USS GEARING (Dd-710) on a T.A.D. four 
to six months SouLantAmity people-to-people good will cruise to west 
Africa. It floored me, but somehow I got to Charleston, and now here I 
am with the "Cans" (destroyers) in our seventh port. It has been a fan- 
tastic cruise, and as the only chaplain aboard I have really had some 
terrifnc experiences. 

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Leaving Charleston 31 October 1960, we have been to: Trinidad; 
Brazil; Freetown, Sierra Leone; Abidjan, Ivory Coast; Douala, French 
Cameroouns; Dakar, Senegal; and now here in Conakry, Guinea. In every 
port I have met the local missionaries of all denominations and have seen 
first hand many of the ideas, problems, and spiritual thrusts of the Afri- 
cans. Truly it is an amazing revelation. I certainly hope you will back world 
missions with all your hearts back there, because, now, as never before, 
Christianity is needed and also facing a great challenge on this continent. 
Truly, our missionaries and others, are doing a back-breaking job of 
grand work and they need your support and others to come!! 

I felt at 2nd ITR that I had had about every possible experience but 
on board these "cans" I have again found amazing things and there is 
much to be done. God has been very good to us, and we have really gone 
out to the people over here, trying to help spread true Americanism in the 
face of other forces and movements. Some of the experiences can best be 
described as "hairy" since this is the first type cruise of its kind to this 
particular area in Naval history. We are in a sense forerunners for simi- 
lar cruises to come. Included in the chaplain's activities with this cruise 
are the many duties of a chaplain, plus every other type of social event, 
entertainment, etc., possible. One occasion, for example, in Abidjan, I co- 
ordinated a group of four sailors, plus myself, in entertaining about 200 
patients. We played musical instruments, and before it was all over, I 
had to teach about twenty of them to do the "mountain stomp." In turn I 
danced African dances with them, including the highlife. On another ac- 
casion, in Douala, I gave a speech in French to about 200 people — and 
French I haven't had since high school. They had a field day laughing at 
me, but we had a great time. Hundreds of African school children come 
aboard our ships to visit when we are in port. Athletic contests are held 
against local teams, and the fellows even have me catching on the softball 
team and playing also on the football team. This may sound far removed 
to many of you as work a chaplain should do, but believe me, a total min- 
istry is called for among our men, and no area can be overlooked or avoid- 
ed. I am very fortunate here, as in every command I have served with, in 
that the Commodore and Captains and officers and men have really given 
me tremendous support. So, because of their kindness I am trying to put 
them to work — singing in services, forming Carol teams, assisting in the 
services, entertaining missionaries and priests aboard, forming church 
parties to local churches, getting up Happy Hour entertainments for the 
fantail while at sea, etc. Our attendance has been very wonderfid thus far, 
and we have built some benches to help with sitting. In every way, except 
uniquely so on this particular type cruise, this is a ministry for men at sea. 
Much counselling, morale factors, guidance "bull sessions," etc., are neces- 
sary. In a short while we will rendezvous with several other ships, and I 
will then ride the GEARING the rest of the cruise. It is then that other 
chaplains will join us, and I know they, too, will feel as fortunate to be 
along as I have felt. 

My sole purpose in stating all these things is to cite to you what I 
feel to be one of the hardest, greatest, most rewarding areas of Christian 
service. When I was coming along, very little emphasis was placed on the 
Chaplaincy, but believe me, in this military age, it is a real mission field 
for men's souls. We need real emphasis in this area of our Church's work, 

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and especially so on local levels. Our Chaplain's Department in Georgia is 
doing a fine job keeping us informed on various things, but honestly speak- 
ing, many of the chaplains with whom I have conversed, especially at 
General Assembly, have missed ties of a closer nature with home Presby- 
teries. We solicit your prayers and continued support, most especially in 
the realm of Presbytery events, news of the work of the Presbytery, etc. 
You are important to us, as we seek to represent our Presbytery and de- 
nomination in the military. 

Listed now is a statistical analysis of the years' efforts. It is hoped that 
this report will meet with your approval and that you will continue to con- 
sider me as "one of you" out here. God bless each and every one of you, 
individually and collectively, and may you know that my prayers will 
always be for us all and the ONE whom we seek to love and serve. 

I am and remain, sincerely yours in Christian servanthood, 

EUGENE B. DAVIS, LT. CHC, USNR 
Staff, ComDesDiv #222 
USS GEARING (DD-710) 
Fleet Post Office, 

New York, New York 

The docket was adopted as amended. 

The Rev. Reid H. Erwin presented the report of the Com- 
mittee on World Missions. It was adopted as follows: 

REPORT OF WORLD MISSIONS COMMITTEE TO WILMINGTON 

PRESBYTERY 

January 17, 1961 

In this day of violent nationalism, struggles for independence of non- 
whites against their white rulers, and echoing cries from many nations 
of "Yankee, Go Home!", there is perhaps a greater tendency to raise 
questions about our missionary responsibility than at any time in the re- 
cent past. The white man, and particularly the American, has suffered 
a tremendous loss of prestige in recent years, and we arc led to believe 
that any efforts on our part will be resisted. Nevertheless, let us remember 
that the challenge does not come to us because we are white or American, 
but Christian; and no matter what may happen among the nations of men 
as they rise and fall, the unmistakable command of Christ recorded in 
Matthew and Acts to go forth and preach the Gospel is as valid and bind- 
ing as ever before. No doubt many of the difficulties of the world today 
could have been averted had this command been more faithfully executed 
by his followers. 

Recently there have been questions within our own denomination 
about the theological basis for missions, indicating that a certain element 
of doubt must exist even there, and this has prompted a special study by 
our Board of World Missions. Let it simply be said that if you can con- 
vince yourself that men are not really lost without Christ and that the 
other religions and isms of the world are as valid as Christianity for 
bringing man into right relationship with God, then perhaps you can say 
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Jesus Christ as his saviour is not your responsibility. But if, on the other 
hand, you are convinced that Christ is the only way, and that men who do 
not know him are lost, then you have acknowledged that responsibility. 

Perhaps one of the reasons that we are confronted with indecision in 
our thinking about world missions is because we have a tendency to assign 
it to a relatively minor place in the work of the church: one particular 
month, or worse than that, one particular week in the yearly program of 
the local church, and one brief report at the winter meeting of Presby- 
tery. But let us not be mistaken! World missions is no supplementary 
activity carried on as a special project by the church, but a very im- 
portant part without which the body of Christ is not complete. A church 
cannot rightfully consider that it has done its part by simply emphasizing 
world missions during the season set aside for that by the General As- 
sembly and including it in the budget or taking a special offering. We 
need to keep it before us throughout the year as we do so many other 
parts of the church's work; and we must remember that it demands ad- 
ditional emphasis because the nature and results of the work are not as 
evident as that which is done within our own country. 

Your committee would urge you to consider these matters carefully, 
and then to examine what is being done in your local church to promote 
an interest in World Missions. There is a great need for many things, 
particularly prayer, gifts, and the enlisting of candidates for missionary 
service. These things cannot be brought about without an adequate pro- 
gram of missionary education within the local church. 

The committee is pleased to report that more than 15 adults and 
young people from this presbytery attended the World Missions Conference 
at Montreat last summer. Included in this number were your Presbytery 
chairman and the incoming Presbyterial chairman, Mrs. Mac Jones. It is 
hoped that even more will attend the 1961 conference. 

The Board of World Missions has assigned three missionaries to 
itinerate in our presbytery in the coming month, Mr. and Mrs. William 
Worth and Rev. Joseph Woody. Mr. and Mrs. Worth will be here from 
January 29 to February 3 and will visit eight churches, and Mr. Woody 
will speak in ten churches between February 15 and 22. In some instances 
several congregations will meet together for a program, and in addition, 
several churches have made plans for the visit of a missionary independent 
of the committee. Respectfully submitted, 

REID H. ERWIN, Chairman 

The Rev. F. A. Elliott presented Mrs. J. W. Miller, new 
president, who made the annual report of the Women of the 
Church of Wilmington Presbytery. It was adopted as follows: 

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE WOMEN OF THE CHURCH OF 
WILMINGTON PRESBYTERIAL, 1960 

The Women of the Church have gone forward during our nine- 
month year in a wonderful way. They responded to the transition period 
beautifully and have already realized the many advantages of officers be- 
ing elected in the spring before assuming office in October. It is hoped that 
many more will avail themselves of the opportunity for training at Synod- 
ical Training School. 

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The cost of Presbyterial Programs was $33.60 for 600 copies. 

The Every-member Bible study was held in practically all of the 
Churches with glowing accounts of the inspiration received. Many or- 
ganizations reported weekly prayer groups. 

The Women of the Church is composed of 75 organizations, 6 
districts, 232 circles. We rejoice that we have one new organization, the 
Maple Hill Women of the Church. 

District Conferences were held in five of the districts — one being 
canceled due to inclement weather. The 1960 conferences will long be 
remembered as "A White Conference." The theme was "Understanding the 
Bible." Inspiring messages were given by various ministers. The total at- 
tendance was 471. The offering amounted to $308.09 and went to the 
Forward Fund of the Presbyterian Home. 

Twenty-one representatives attended the Synodical Training school at 
Queen's College. Eight attended the Women's Conference at Montreat. 
Twenty Negro women were sent to the Interdenominational Christian 
Conference at Winston-Salem. 

The Birthday offering amounted to $2,074.12, a decrease over last 
year. 

It is with deep gratitude that the young lady from our Presbytery 
who was the recipient of the Alice Johnson Scholarship Fund last year was 
again chosen this year. This Scholarship is given by the Synodical and is 
in memory of the late Mrs. Jackson Johnson of our Presbytery who was the 
first Synodical President. It gees to a worthy young girl in our Synod who 
wishes to attend the Presbyterian School of Christian Education, (formerly 
Assembly's Training School). 

Our offering last year at District Conferences and Presbyterial plus 
a contribution from our surplus fund enabled us to increase our Wilming- 
ton Presbyterial Scholarship Fund $700.00, making the accruing interest 
of $135.00. It is hoped that the women will continue to take this as an 
objective and further increase the principal so that it will be of more 
substantial value to the recipient — Several churches have reported scholar- 
ships being given. 

Our women are still praying dibgently that choice young people will 
hear the call and surrender their lives to full-time Christian service. As 
evidence to answered prayer — one young lady has entered the Mission- 
field and is now serving in Brazil; six young people and ten adults attend- 
ed the World Mission Conference in Montreat. 

It is with regret that our Self-denial offering was less than last year. 
Surely our hearts were stirred as we remembered the less fortunate over- 
seas by responding with 4,759 pounds of clothing. The amount of $1,- 
541.64 was contributed to World Missions — White Cross gifts were above 
quota and went to the Yodagawa Christian Hospital in Osaka, Japan. 

Two Life Memberships were given. 

Our women are showing a great interest in the Camp and Conference 
Center and will be given a tangible way to express their interest by their 
offering today. 

Three Hundred and Ninety-nine women were reported helping in 
Daily Vacation Bible Schools. Several women served as counselors at the 
youth conferences. 

Miss Ruth Hillhouse itinerated in our Presbytery conducting Officer's 

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Training Classes. She spoke to 382 women. 

Two churches reported helping sending Negro students to Stillman 
College. 

Substantial gifts were given to the Presbyterian Home, Barium Springs, 
Joy Gifts and Friends of the Seminary. 

A great deal of interest was shown in Migrant work, especially in 
one area where several groups carried Health Kits to Migrant Workers. 
The Synodical urged that the women be urged to contribute through the 
United Church Women towards the purchasing of a Harvester (Mobile 
Unit). 

Our contributions to the Winsborough Building in Montreat was 
gratefully received by the Board of Women's Work, and as your President 
attended the dedication service she was happy that the Women of the 
Church of Wilmington Presbytery had a part in the erection of this 
beautiful building. 

While Bible study is a regular part of the program of the Women of 
the Church, it is my firm belief that this year's emphasis "Understanding 
the Bible" has helped women let Christ better become the Unifying Center 
of their lives. It is my prayer and fervent desire that they will continue to 
"search the Scriptures" that they may grow in grace and in the knowledge 
of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. 

(Mrs. Adolf) PAULINE OTERSEN, President 

The standing committees were appointed as follows: 

Leave of Absences: Charles Williams, Chairman, W. E. Vaughan, 
Troy King. 

Resolutions and Thanks: B. Frank Hall, Chairman, Leland Richard- 
son, J. S. Cameron. 

Time and Place of Next Meeting: M. C. MacQueen, Chairman, 
Francis Womack, Jr., and Roy Thomas. 

The Rev. James Atwood urged the sessions to appoint vaca- 
tion church school directors immediately in order that they may 
attend the VCS Institutes scheduled later. 

The Rev. D. B. Jenkins called attention to Assembly's Youth 
Week, and urged its observance. 

He announced a Centennial Pageant to be held at the 
Senior-Hi Rally at Jacksonville, March 26th, which will be avail- 
able to the churches. 

The Nominations Committee, M. C. MacQueen, Chairman, 
offered nominations for commissioners to the General Assembly. 

The Presbytery recessed for lunch. The prayer of thanks was 
offered by Mr. Wessell Brown. 

The Presbytery reconvened with a hymn and prayer. 



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The following were elected Commissioners to General As- 
sembly : 

COMMISSIONERS TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY 

Ministers : Principal Alternate 

1. John MacKinnon D. B. Jenkins 

2. E. G. Connette, Jr R. J. Wilkins 

3. John Irvine, Jr W. P. Burns 

4. Ben L. Rose F. A. Elliott 

Elders: Principal Alternate 

Dewitt Clark — Clarkton Cicero Lanier — Bethel 

Alex Urquhart — St. Andrews-Covenant R. S. Gray — Clinton 

A. Dial Gray— Whitcville, First J. N. Walker— Mt. Olive 

B. C. Thigpen — Baker Lee Murdock — Wildwood 

The Treasurer of Presbytery reported as follows: 

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE TREASURER OF BENEVOLENCES 
FOR THE PERIOD 

January 11, 1960 to January 11, 1961 

Receipts 

Balance on Hand January 11, 1960 _ $ 6,212.16 

Received from Churches and deposited in Bank 152,679.41 

Total __ $158,891.57 

Disbursements 
Assembly Causes: A - Budget Causes 

World Missions $33,676.03 

Church Extension 12,109.11 

Christian Education 5,018.56 

Annuities 8c Relief 4,991.47 

General Fund 7,442.17 

Inter-Church Agencies 135.09 

S 63,372.43 
Synod Causes: 

Church Extension S 3,809.00 

Christian Education 2,651.18 

Educational Institutions 17,677.85 

Campus Christian Life 2,618.45 

Orphan's Home 7,471.25 

Presbyterian Home 4,189.91 

Inter-Church Agencies 132.71 

Guidance Center 642.85 

Contingent Salary Fund 787.24 

$ 37,980.44 
Presbytery Causes: 

Church Fxtension $31,385.36 

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Christian Education 1,313.38 

Camp & Conference Center 2,067.44 

Office of Presbytery 12,214.69 

$ 46,980.87 
B. Non-Budget Causes: 

United Church Women $ 23.50 

Women of The Church Birthday Offering 228.67 

American Leprosy Mission 40.00 

Youth Sunday Offering 10.00 

Mission Court 18.75 

Presbyterian Home Campaign 100.00 

William Black Home 5.00 

Alice Johnson Scholarship (Presbyterial) 30.00 

Friends of the Seminary 10.00 

Presbyterian Junior College 5.00 

$ 470.92 

Total 5148,804.66 

Bank Check Charges 48.80 

Total Disbursements $148,853.46 

Receipts less Disbursements S 10,038.11 

REPORT OF THE TREASURER OF HOME MISSIONS 

January 11, 1960 to January 11, 1961 

Receipts 

Balance on Hand January 11, 1960 $11,291.93 

Received and Deposited 66,795.67 

Total 578,087.60 

Disbursements 67,170.56 

Receipts less Disbursements 510,917.04 

Receipts Itemized 

From the Central Treasurer of Presbytery $31,385.36 

From the Board of Church Extension (Assembly) 5,966.00 

From the Board of Church Extension (Synod) 7,983.46 

From the Belk-Beery Store (Wilmington) 2,000.00 

From Dr. L. A. Taylor— Sale of 13th Street Manse 8,000.00 

From Swansboro — Rent on House 650.00 

From Boston Insurance Company (Storm damage) 171.00 

From Badger Mutual Insurance Company (Storm damage) ____ 72.00 

From L. S. Jeffords 5,000.00 

From Cavalcade Offering 304.60 

From Church Extension Black Mountain — Vacation 

Fund (Pastors) 125.00 

From Watters-Snipes — Refund of Taxes on Manse 175.17 

Refund from Atlanta 4.44 

Refund from Office of Presbytery 84.92 

Repayment of Loan to Myrtle Grove Church 323.52 

Repayment of Loan to Topsail Church 4,500.00 

Bepayment of Loan to Pastors 50.00 

$66,795.67 
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Disbursements 
Pastor's Salaries 

J. F. Clark $ 2,020.00 

W. F. F. Little 600.00 

R. J. Wilkins 624.00 

Ira H. Rawles 1,211.25 

J. L. Stevenson 50.00 

JVlrs. K. W. Taylor 3,000.00 

Mrs. G. C. Quinn 600.00 

W. E. Pauley, Jr. 195.00 

J. W. Brown 1,200.00 

Bladenboro Church 730.00 

H. L. Willis 600.00 

R. W. Graham 600.00 

F. M. Womack, Jr. 2,800.00 

George Sowerby 1,666.64 

Adolf Otersen, Jr. 1,599.98 

H. L. Reaves 2,000.00 

Tom Schrodt 750.00 

R. S. Link 50.00 

Total $20,396.87 

Expenses Incidental to Pastorates 

M. A. F. Dues $ 1,314.18 

Social Security — Mrs. G. C. Quinn 152.31 

Social Security — Mrs. K. W. Taylor 67.50 

Temporary Loans to Pastors 300.00 

Temporary Loan to Myrtle Grove Church 300.00 

Vacation Fund for Pastors 125.00 

Expenses of Mrs. Garrett at Swansboro 263.56 

Total $ 3,549.55 

Grants-in-Aid 

Chapel on Boardwalk $ 3,500.00 

Rocky Point-Pike 7,100.00 

Cape Fear 225.00 

Carolina Beach 273.61 

Topsail 5,020.00 

Westminster, Wilmington 2,000.00 

Total $18,118.61 

Payments Made on Loans 

McClure Memorial & Cape Fear Manses $ 2,420.00 

House at Swansboro 767.87 

Manse — 103 Stradleigh Road 991.25 

Camp & Conference Center 3,000.00 

Total $ 7,179.12 

Renovations and Repairs 

Manse— 103 Stradleigh Road $ 18.00 

Oak Grove & Myrtle Grove Manse 32.06 

Cape Fear Manse 291.00 

13th Street Manse 386.28 

Wrightsville Avenue Manse 333.50 

Total $ 1,060.84 

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Safe Deposit Box Rent 5.50 

Bank Check Charge 2.19 

Water Service at Oak Grove 69.50 

Check Book 4.93 

City of Wilmington— Water & Sewerage for 103 Stradleigh Rd. 7.39 

Purchase of Property at Swansboro 2,200.00 

Purchase of Chairs for Swansboro 134.69 

Cost of Transferring house at Swansboro 10.00 

Home Missions Committee Expense 22.08 

Taxes on Manse— 103 Stradleigh Road 347.63 

Expenses of Executive Secretary to Richmond 12.09 

One-half payment on Manse— 103 Stradleigh Road 13,000.00 

Home Mission Dues 55.00 

Cavalcade Expense 599.13 

Installation of Washing Machine at 103 Stradleigh Road 70.00 

Insurance 263.42 

Recording Deed— 103 Stradleigh Road '. 2.25 

Group Insurance for Dr. Taylor 49.77 

Cleaning House— 103 Stradleigh Road 10.00 

Total $16,856.57 

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE TREASURER OF 
PRESBYTERY'S OFFICE 

January 11, 1960 to January 11, 1961 

Receipts 

Balance on Hand January 11, 1960 $ 2,449.74 

Received from Presbytery's Benevolences 12,214.69 

Received from Contingent Fund 400.00 

Refund from Contingent Fund _. 100.00 

Faison Church — Travel Expense for Mr. Tubbs 5.00 

Received from Dr. Taylor — State Withholding Tax 15.51 

Total $15,185.01 

Disbursements 12,838.50 

Receipts less Disbursements $ 2,346.51 

Disbursements Itemized 

Salary of Executive Secretary — Dr. L. A. Taylor $ 5,246.34 

Salary of Executive Secretary — Mr. J. B. Tubbs 1,666.04 

Manse Utilities 243.91 

Travel Expenses of Executive Secretary — Dr. Taylor 1,020.56 

Travel Expenses of Executive Secretary — Mr. Tubbs 644.74 

M.A. F. Dues— Dr. Taylor 412.20 

M. A. F. Dues— Mr. Tubbs 201.29 

Group Insurance — Dr. Taylor 49.77 

Group Insurance — Mr. Tubbs 123.60 

Salary of Office Secretary 1,491.90 

Social Security — Office Secretary 91.89 

Postage 2 58.60 



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Printing ___, 93.55 

Telephone 286.33 

Office Supplies .. 195.89 

Moving of Mr. Tubbs 500.05 

Repair Air-Conditioner 7.50 

Repair Adding Machine 12.50 

Extra Secretarial Help 91.88 

State Withholding Tax— Dr. Taylor 92.56 

State Withholding Tax— Mr. Tubbs 7.40 

Stated Clerk of Presbytery — Paid by error 100.00 

Total $12,838.50 

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE TREASURER OF PRESBYTERY 

(The Contingency Fund) 

Receipts 

Balance on Hand January 11, 1960 $ 2,395.77 

Received from Churches of Presbytery 9,159.61 

Received from Churches of Presbytery for 1959 517.00 

Received from Sale of Stewardship Manuals 8.00 

Total $12,080.38 

Disbursements 

General Assembly Assessment $ 2,738.40 

Synod Assessment 4,429.73 

Presbytery 400.00 

Salary of Permanent Clerk 100.00 

Printing of Minutes 621.50 

Printing 35.70 

Audit of Treasurer's Books 525.00 

Postage 22.10 

Board of Education — Annual Report Blanks 31.05 

Committee Expenses: 

Evangelism 56.49 

Stewardship Committee Expenses 14.10 

Promotion of Stewardship 301.38 

Expenses of Commission on Minister and His Work 8.28 

Cavalcade Expenses 33.94 

Men's Fall Rally 105.00 

Expenses of Council 147.15 

Expenses of Prospective Executive Secretary 115.00 

Expenses of speaker at Meeting of Presbytery 5.00 

Total $ 9,689.82 

Bank Check Charges 4.63 

Total Disbursements $ 9,694.45 

Receipts less Disbursements $ 2,385.93 

CONTINGENT FUND 
Church Amount Paid 

Ashwood $ 13.50 

Cape Fear 167.25 

Elkton 20.25 

Salem _ 34.50 $17.25 

3 - $218.25 



Balance Due 


$ 13.50 


167.25 


20.25 


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REPORT OF THE TREASURER OF CAMP AND CONFERENCE 

CENTER 

April 1, 1960 — December 31, 1960 

Receipts 

Received from Presbytery's Treasurer for Camp and Conference $ 3,905.12 

Received from Benevolences 1,240.97 

Received from Pledges and Special Gifts for Memorials 

and Manse Loan Repayment 50,156.76 

Total $55,302.85 

Disbursements 49,936.61 

Receipts less Disbursements $ 5,366.24 

Disbursements 

Architect $ 68 5 .49 

Swimming Pool 9,500.00 

Extra Secretarial Help 254.2 5 

Office Supplies 135.64 

Speaker at Promotion Meetings 150.00 

Camp Supplies 5.50 

Construction, clearing ground, etc. 2,429.92 

Materials 1 0,269.60 

Printing 219.50 

Printing of Brochures 672.55 

F. L. Meier — Art work on brochures 60.00 

Starkey Sign Company 86.41 

Camp Monroe — Meals served to Presbytery 206.25 

Meals served at Promotion Meetings 558.61 

Half payment on Manse at 103 Stradleigh Road (Loan-repaid) 13,000.00 

Salaries and Wages 5,804.85 

Federal withholding and F.I.C.A. 132.32 

State withholding 10.51 

Well Pump & Equipment Co. 3,798.00 

National Conference on State Parks 25.00 

Freight on lumber 1,102.45 

Robert Seitter — unloading lumber 114.40 

Postage 367.34 

Expenses, travel etc. 212.40 

Promotion Work 24.96 

Steering Committee Expenses 63.73 

Telephone 46.93 

Total $49,936.61 

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE TREASURER OF THE CHURCH 
AND MANSE ASSISTANCE FELLOWSHIP 

Receipts 

Balance on Hand January 11, 1960 $ 856.29 

Calls from 1959 paid in 1960 68.00 

Call #1 687.00 

Memorial Gifts 25.00 

Total $ 1,636.29 

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Disbursements 

Bank Check Charges .65 

Receipts less Disbursements $ 1,635.64 

The reports were adopted with Auditor's report to be the 
official report. 

The report of the Committee on Sessional Records was made 
by the Rev. Herbert Lewis. It was adopted as follows: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SESSIONAL RECORDS 

The following (12) churches failed to submit their records for ex- 
amination: Ashwood, Croatan, Delgado, Elkton, Harmony, Hebron, Oak- 
dale, Pages Mill, Pleasant View, Pollocksville, Smith, South River. 

The Sessional Records of the following churches were approved with 
the exceptions noted on report from or in Record book: Acme, Bladenboro, 
Cape Fear, Faison, Holly Grove, Hopewell, Immanuel, Jacksonville, Mt. 
Williams, Oak Grove, Oak Plains, Pearsall Memorial, Pike, Pineland, 
Pink Hill, Salem, Southport, Stafford Memorial, Topsail, White Plains. 

The Sessional records of the remainder of the churches were approved 
without exception. 

Recommended that annual statistical reports be either typed or 
written in the sessional record books. 

The clerks are to be commended for their cooperation and for the 
job they have done so well. 

Respectfully submitted, 
H. T. LEWIS, Convenor 

The report of the Council was presented. It was adopted as 
follows : 

REPORT OF COUNCIL 

Recommendations : 

A. That Presbytery cooperate with St. Andrews College on the Cap- 
ital Funds Campaign scheduled for 1961. 

B. That Presbytery declare a Moratorium on any campaigns during 

1962. 

C. That all campaigns be combined into one in 1963 with one cap- 
ital funds drive to cover three years. 

D. That the Presbytery cooperate with the Chapel Hill Presbyterian 
Church's request for assistance in building their new building, 
that the churches consider the Si. 10 per capita quota to meet 
that need. 

E. That the following budget be approved for 1961: 

PROPOSED 

1961 BUDGET 

WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

ASSEMBLY: % of % of 

'60 Gifts '61 Asking '61 Budget Asking Budget 



World Missions $ 36,024 $ 52,936 $ 23,864 45 16.8177 

Church Extension ... 12,700 21,864 9,854 45 6.9444 

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Christian Education 
Annuities and Relief. 
General Fund 



5,244 
5,158 



Agencies 


7,767 


Inter-Church 




Agencies 


140 


$ 


67,036 


SYNOD: 




Church Extension $ 


4,082 


Presbyterian Home. ... 


2,722 


Barium Springs 


18,344 


Christian Education _ 


2,720 


Educational 




Institutions 


7,833 


Campus Christian 




Life 


2,335 


Guidance Center 


138 


Inter-Church Agencies 


668 


Contingent Salary 




Fund 


817 



10,472 
5,854 

17,386 

306 



4,718 
2,640 



136 



$108,818 $ 49,047 



$ 7,910 

3,603 

15,134 

5,527 

37,835 

5,571 

1,499 

447 

2,594 



3,568 
1,627 
6,822 
2,495 



2,512 
673 
204 

1,167 



$ 39,663 S 80,120 $ 36,12' 



PRESBYTERY: (See Attached Breakdown) 



Church Extension 
Christian Education 
Camp & Conference 

Center Operations 

(1/2 yr.) 
Office of 

Presbytery 



32,562 
1,364 



2,045 
8,928 



33,528 
1,335 



5,520 
16,341 



33,528 
1,335 



5,520 
16,341 



45 
45 



7,835 45 



45 
45 

45 
45 
45 
45 



17,059 45 



45 
45 
45 

45 
45 

100 
100 



100 
100 



S 44,900 $ 56,724 S 56,724 100 



Total $151,599 $240,662 $141,898 — 

PRESBYTERY CAUSE — 1961 BUDGET 
CHURCH EXTENSION: 

Travel Expenses and Promotion $ 270.00 

Salary Sustentation 9,718.00 

Grants-in-Aid 10,650.00 

Other Expenses 12,890.00 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: 
Children's Work _... 

Pioneer Work 

Senior-Hi Work 

Men's Work 

Education 



175.00 
200.00 
500.00 
310.00 
150.00 



CAMP AND CONFERENCE CENTER Q/z YEAR): 

Camp Director's Salary $ 2,400.00 

Director's Expenses 600.00 



3.3249 
1.8605 

5.5216 

0.0959 



2.5145 
1.1466 

4.8077 
1.7583 

12.0220 

1.7703 
0.4743 
0.1438 

0.8224 



23.6282 
0.9408 



3.8901 
11.5160 

100.0000 



$33,528.00 



1,335.00 



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Maintenance 1,200.00 

Electricity 420.00 

Insurance 175.00 

Telephone 7 5.00 

Insect Control 200.00 

Pool Maintenance 150.00 

Miscellaneous 300.00 



5,520.00 



OFFICE OF PRESBYTERY 

Salaries (Exec. Sec, Sec., Bookkeeper) $11,100.00 

Manse Utilities 700.00 

Travel Expenses 1,950.00 

M. A. F., Insurance, Social Security 991.00 

Printing, Postage, Office Supplies 800.00 

Telephone 300.00 

Miscellaneous (Stewardship Committee 

Expense, Equipment, Study Expense) 500.00 

$16,341.00 
TOTAL $56,724.00 

F. The Executive Secretary reported to Council as follows: 

The Executive Secretary has acted as Treasurer for over $300,000.00 
in some six different treasuries, and has given oversight in the keeping of 
these books. 

In addition, your Executive Secretary has driven 8,900 miles, written 
514 letters, paid out funds to accomplish all the work engaged in by com- 
mittees and Commission of Presbytery; kept the minutes and issued the 
official documents as Stated Clerk; attended and participated in 26 
Presbyterial meetings; 15 conferences with other groups and individuals, 
and attended eight other Presbyterian gatherings; preached 52 times in 
20 churches, spoken or lectured in 10 more, and visited these and five 
more — a total of 35 churches out of the 82. 

Among these preaching engagements were five revival services — 
totaling 32 sermons. The results of these have been 132 decisions for 
Christ — among them 27 professions of faith and 6 transfers by letter. 

In addition, 21 students and one minister have been interviewed with 
view to taking pastorates within the Presbytery, and correspondence with 
23 pastors concerning pastorates, conferring with 14 different pulpit com- 
mittees for nominating pastors, working closely with the Commission on 
Minister and His Work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES B. TUBBS, Executive Secretary 

The Rev. F. A. Elliott, The Rev. Leland Richardson, The 
Rev. Randolph Graham spoke regarding the Camp and Con- 
ference Center. 

The Rev. Jack Musial, Methodist minister of Clarkton, was 
introduced and invited to sit as a visiting brother. 

The stewardship report was read by the Rev. j. B. Tubbs. 

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The suggested apportionments were adopted as follows: 
BENEVOLENCE ACCEPTANCE 



1960 1961 

Acme $ 1,200 $ 1,300 

Antioch 800 1,100 

Ashwood — — 

Baker 300 *(300) 

Bethany 600 800 

Beth Car 1,200 1,000 

Bethel 300 *(300) 

Beulaville 1,875 425 

Black River _ 600 *(600) 

Bladenboro _. 300 *(300) 

Bowden — — 

Brunswick ____.. 300 *(300) 

Burgaw 600 * 1,400 

Calypso 600 400 

Cape Fear ___ 1,200 "(1,200) 

Carolina Beach 1,200 1,200 

Caswell — — 

Chadbourn _ 1,000 *( 1,000) 
Chapel on 

Board Walk 1,000 500 

Chinquapin __ 300 300 

Clarkton 6,000 * (6,000) 

Croatan 120 *(120) 

Currie 200 125 

Delgado 1,200 1,400 

Elizabethtown 5,000 5,660 

Elkton — — 

Faison 875 1,100 
Graves 

Memorial .... 6,000 6,000 

Grove . 200 *(200) 

Hallsville 120 *(120) 

Harmony — 100 

Harper- 

Southerland — — 

Hebron — — 

Holly Grove .... 400 *(400) 

Hopewell — — 

Immanuel 1,200 1,700 

Jacksonville .... 6,800 6,100 

Waccamaw 1,500 *(1,500) 

Maple Hill ...... 200 200 

McClure 

Memorial .... 1,000 1,000 

Mr. Horeb — 1,000 

Mt. Olive 4,000 2,807 



1960 1961 

New Hope 600 *(60Q) 

Oakdale — 200 

Oak Grove 300 600 

Oak Plain 600 300 

Pages Mill — — 

Pearsall 

Memorial ... 5,000 4,500 
Pike-Rocky 

Point 200 500 

Pineland 500 912 

Pink Hill 300 568 

Pleasant 

View 150 *(150) 

Pollocksville .. 1,000 1,000 
Potts 

Memorial .... 1,780 1,780 

Rockfish 1,800 1,450 

St. Andrews- 
Covenant ... 27,000 20,000 

Smith — — 

Southport 300 *(300) 

South River .... — — 

Stanford 325 

Stafford 

Memorial .... — 400 

Tabor City — 500 

Teachey 1,200 1,000 

Topsail 300 700 

Trinity 1,150 900 

Wallace 5,000 8,000 

Warsaw 1,200 2,500 

Morehead City 2,500 2,400 
Westminster 

(Whiteville) 6,000 5,000 
Westminster 

(Wilm.) .... 1,200 2,000 

White Plains .. — — 
Whiteville 

First 4,000 4,000 

Wildwood ...... 1,875 1,500 

Willard 600 600 

Wilmington 

First 27,980 21,250 

Winter Park _ 8,000 7,594 

Woodburn 500 500 

Total 

Acceptance $154,575 $141,898 



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Mt. Total 

Williams _ — — Askings ..... $252,211 $240,662 

Mt. Zion 6,600 5,000 

Myrtle Grove „ 1,000 840 Percentile: .... 61.29% 58.96% 

* Assumed to be same as 1960. 

The reports of the commissions to install pastors were ad- 
mitted to record as follows: 

The Commission to install the Rev. Robert S. Link as pastor 
of the Chadbourn Presbyterian Church would report that the 
Commission met at the Chadbourn Presbyterian Church at the 
appointed time, Sunday, January 8, 1961 7:30 P.M., was open- 
ed with prayer by the Rev. J. \V. Miller, and organized as follows: 
The Rev. Charles W. Worth to be chairman, to preside and 
propound the constitutional questions; the Rev. J. W. Miller to 
charge the pastor; the Rev. J. B. Tubbs to charge the Congrega- 
tion; and to act as Clerk; The Rev. J. W. Everett (Bethel Presby- 
tery) was invited to preach the sermon, and the Rev. William E. 
Link (Pee Dee Presbytery) was invited to sit as a visiting brother 
and participate in the service. Elder Ernest Brown, Chadbourn, 
completed the Commission. (Elder James A. Hufham, Tabor City, 
was excused.) 

This order was carried out at the appointed hour in the 
Church Sanctuary. Having declared the Rev. Robert S. Link duly 
installed Pastor of Chadbourn Presbyterian Church, agreeable 
to the constitution of the church and the Word of God, the 
Commission re-assembled to review its minutes following the 
service of installation. The minutes were read and approved. 
The Commission was adjourned with prayer by Rev. Charles W. 
Worth. 

Respectfully submitted, 
James B. Tubbs, Clerk 
Charles W. Worth, Chairman 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

TO INSTALL REV. JAMES R. FRISBY AS PASTOR OF THE 

PINK HILL CHURCH 

The commission met at the church just prior to the hour of worship, 
at 7:30 P.M., December 4, 1960. It was convened with prayer by Dr. 
Taylor, and parts previously designated for members were indicated, as 
follows: Dr. L. A. Taylor to preside at the entire service, Dr. William H. 
Oglesby, of Union Seminary in Virginia, a member of Kanawha Presby- 
tery to preach the sermon, by invitation; Dr. Taylor to propound the 
questions; Mr. Ned Roberts, of the Stanford Church, the Elder on the 



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commission; Rev. L. A. Richardson, to charge the minister; and Rev. N. 
P. Farrior to charge the congregation. 

The commission then recessed to proceed with the service in the 
sanctuary. Having conducted the service on this plan, with Mr. Frisby 
pronouncing the benediction, the commission reconvened, read its minutes 
and adjourned with prayer. 



*(See Note, end of these Minutes Page 46). 

N. P. FARRIOR, Secretary of the Commission 

The Rev. I. H. Rawles, Chairman of the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work reported the following requests for 
changes in the terms of pastoral calls, which were granted: 

Elizabethtown— Salary from $4500 to $4800. 

Warsaw— salary from $3400 to $4000. 

Lake Waccamaw — Car allowance from $300 to $540. 

Salem — H. M. Committee increased salary $300. 

Westminster, Whiteville — add $600 car allowance, Group Insurance. 

Whiteville, First— Salary $4200 to $4500. 

Woodburn— total to $4320. 

Wallace— Salary $4800, Manse utilities $600. 

Mt. Olive— add $500 for utilities. 

Presbytery docketed for the April meeting, the request of 
Harry B. Mitchell that he be divested of office without censure. 

The Presbyten directed the Chadbourn Church to amend its 
call to read 1Vi% of Salary for Minister's Annuity Fund and 
recommended that the item "pastors discretionary fund" be 
changed to "salary." Total Salary now reads: Salary $4,900; car 
allowance S840. 

The Rev. H. E. Lewis presented his request to Presbytery 
that his pastoral relationship with the Faison and Calypso 
Churches be dissolved that he might accept the call of the Im- 
manuel Church. Representatives of the church reported that the 
churches at duly called congregational meetings had concurred in 
the request. The request was granted. 

The call of the Immanuel Church for the services of the Rev. 
Herbert T. Lewis was read, approved and ordered placed in his 
hands. He indicated his acceptance. The terms of the call were: 
Salary — $4500 per annum; $300 — car allowance; $75 — book 
allowance; a month's vacation, manse and utilities, M.A.F. par- 
ticipation and Group Insurance. 

The following commission was appointed to install Mr. 
Lewis as pastor of the Immanuel Church on January 22, 1961, 
7:30 P.M. 

The Rev. John MacKinnon, to preside and propound the 
constitutional questions. 

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The Rev. Horace Hilton, to preach the sermon. 

The Rev. E. G. Connette, Jr., to charge the minister. 

The Rev. J. B. Tubbs, alternate. 

Ruling Elder W. G. Houck to charge the congregation. Ruling 
Elder George Mitchell, alternate. 

Attention was called to the fact that the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work is empowered to act in the dissolution of 
pastoral relationships to facilitate the transfer of pastors between 
Presbytery meetings. Therefore, the commission should be used 
to comply with the book of church order in cases as the above. 

Items of new business were presented by the Stated Clerk. 
These were adopted as follows: 

NEW BUSINESS 

1. Authorize and empower the Trustees of Presbytery to transfer the 
deed to the manse of Delgado Presbyterian Church from the Presbytery to 
the Trustees of the Delgado Presbyterian Church, and to issue all necessary 
legal documents to accomplish this act. 

2. Authorize and empower the Trustees of Presbytery to transfer the 
deed to the manse of Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church from the Presby- 
tery to the Trustees of the Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church, and to 
issue all necessary legal documents to accomplish this act. 

3. Docket for April Stated Meeting: an amendment to the manual to 
include a Stewardship Committee; 

4. Docket for April Stated Meeting the inclusion of the present 
Stewardship sub-committee chairman as a member of Council (in effect, 
setting aside the manual, pending Presbytery's action on re-establishment 
of a Stewardship Committee). 

The report of the Standing Committee on Resolutions and 
Thanks, having been read at lunch was adopted as follows: 

The Presbytery of Wilmington records its sincere gratitude to the 
pastor and congregation of the Clarkton Presbyterian Church for the 
Christian hospitality and gracious welcome which we have experienced 
today. The worshipful surroundings and the adequate facilities provided 
for the work of the Presbytery have greatly facilitated our task, and the 
delicious repast served by the ladies of the congregation has rendered our 
visit memorable and delightful. We pray the continuance of the blessings 
of God upon the people of this church and their minister. 

THE REV. B. F. HALL, Chairman 

The following requested to be excused from attendance at 
Presbytery: The Rev. L. A. Taylor, the Rev. Will Terry, the Rev. 
Harry Mitchell. The requests were granted. 

The place of the next meeting was left in the hands of the 
Standing Committee and the Stated Clerk. 

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W. E. Starnes of the Westminster Church, Wilmington was 
elected moderator nominee for the April meeting. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

The Presbytery adjourned with the singing of the Doxology 
and prayer led by the Rev. Richard Johnson. 

Rev. George Sowerby, Moderator 
Rev. J. B. Tubbs, Stated Clerk 
Rev. J. S. Walkup, Permanent Clerk 



NOTE: James R. Frisby's letter received from St. Louis Presbytery. 



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NAME OF CHURCH CLERK OF SESSION GENERAL TREAS. BEN. TREAS. 
Acme S. C. Faulk A. W. Stafford, Jr Same 

Acme, N. C. P. O. Box 97 
Acme, N. C. 
Antioch Mrs. Royden Caulk C. B. Hines Same 

Route £1 Route £1, Box 162 

Jacksonville, N. C. Jacksonville, N. C. 
Ashwood D. G. Robeson C. E. Stevens Same 

Council, N. C. Council, N. C. 
Baker _. G ranger Tadlock Mrs. Charles Cox Same 

Route £4 Route £4 

Mt. Olive, N. C. Mt. Olive, N. C. 
Bethany H. B. Rivenbark D. G. Rivenbark Same 

Route £1, Box 65 Route £1, Box 105 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
Beth Car A. H. Singletary Mrs. Ida R. Irvine Same 

P. O. Box 4 Route £1, Box 11 

Tar Heel, N. C. Tar Heel, N. C. 
Bethel J. Cicero Lanier Hallie Albertson Same 

Beulaville, N. C. Beulaville, N. C. 
Beulaville A. W. Gresham C. D. Pate Same 

Beulaville, N. C. P. O. Box 84 

Beulaville, N. C. 
Black River E. W. Reeves Williams Corbett Same 

Ivanhoe, N. C. Ivanhoe, N. C. 
Bladenboro J- F. Davis E. B. Lewis Same 

Bladenboro, N. C. P. O. Box 638 

Bladenboro, N. C. 
Bowden Community Herman Taylor Mrs. J. H. Moore Same 

R.F.D., Faison, N. C. Bowden, N. C. 
Brunswick George J. Spivey George J. Spivey Same 

P. O. Box 12 P. O. Box 12 

Brunswick, N. C. Brunswick, N. C. 
Burgaw T. T. Murphy L. Frank Fussell Same 

Burgaw, N. C. P. O. Box 434 
Burgaw, N. C. 
Calypso Leon L. Flowers Thomas W. Albritton Same 

Calypso, N. C. Calypso, N. C. 
Cape Fear C. G. Bennett Tommy A. Boone Same 

235 Rutledge Drive 323 Longstreet Drive 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
Carolina Beach — C. F. Cameron C. T. Strickland Same 

P. O. Box 765 P. O. Box 618-A 

Carolina Beach, N. C. Carolina Beach, N. C. 
Caswell-^ C- Graham Shaw, Jr George H. Highsmith, Jr Same 

Atkinson, N. C. Route £1 

Atkinson, N. C. 
Chadbourn C. D. Carr JL C. MacQueen Same 

Chadbourn, N. C. Chadbourn, N. C. 
Chapel on Boardwalk C. E. Dixon J. L. Conrad, Jr Same 

P. O. Box 19 P. O. Box 386 

Wrightsville Beach, N. C. Wrightsville Beach, N. C. 
Chinquapin George F. Landen Joseph Williams Same 

Chinquapin, N. C. Route £1 

Beulaville, N. C. 
Clarkton W. H. McClure Richard Cox Tommie Greene 

Clarkton, N. C. P. O. Box 365 Route £2 

Clarkton, N. C. Clarkton, N. C. 

Croatan Charles T. Potter Miss Leona Tolson Same 

Route £4 Route £4, Box 327 

New Bern, N. C. New Bern, N. C. 
Currie H. C. Walker Marvin N. Richards Same 

Currie. N. C. Route £1, Box 219 
Currie, N. C. 
Delgado W. C. Scoggins Austin Little Same 

1909 Castle Street 112 Borden Avenue 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
Elizabcthtown D. M. Calhoun Mrs. Margaret H. French Same 

Elizabethtown, N. C. P. O. Box 576 

Elizabethtown, N. C. 
Elkton W. J. Elkins Mrs. W. J. Elkins Same 

Route £2 Route £2 

Clarkton, N. C. Clarkton, N. C. 

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NAME OF CHURCH CLERK OF SESSION GENERAL TREAS. BEN. TREAS. 

Faison W. H. MeCullen J. R. Crow Mrs. Eva Edgerton 

Faison. N. C. Faison, N. C. P. O. Box 175 

Faison, N. C. 
Graves Memorial Croom Faircloth J. R. Hubbard Same 

Sunset Avenue P. O. Box 695 

Clinton, N. C. Clinton, N. C. 
Grove R. V. Wells R. D. Merritt Same 

Kenansville, N. C. Route £2, Box 57 
Warsaw, N. C. 
Hallsville Cecil A. Miller Leonard Kennedy Same 

Beulaville, N. C. Route £1 

Beulaville, N. C. 
Harmony JR. E. Pendergrass A. P. Shaw Same 

Tomahawk, N. C. Harrells, N. C. 
Harper-Southerland Nick Smith J. B. Southerland Same 

Pink Hill, N. C. Albertson, N. C. 
Hebron W. G. Smith W. G. Smith Same 

Albertson, N. C. Albertson, N. C. 
Holly Grove Romie Williamson E. W. Ross Same 

Route £i. Box 214 Route £4 

Clinton, N. C. Clinton. N. C. 
Hopewell .J. S. Newkirk Louis Blake Same 

Watha, N. C. Bureaw, N. C. 
Immanuel H. N. MeGeachey D. Lester Jones Same 

303 Sunset Avenue 102 Parkway Blvd. 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
Jacksonville G. E. Maultsby, Jr C. R. Keel Same 

106 Jean Circle 1024 River Road 

Jacksonville, N. C. Jacksonville, N. C. 
Lake Waeeamaw J. H. FormvduvaL. B. C. Harmon Same 

Hallsboro, N. C. Hallsboro, N. C. 
Maple Hill S. A. Lanier Fred W. Harrell Same 

Maple Hill, N. C. Maple Hill, N. C. 
McClure Memorial Elmer J. Scott J. W. Willetts Same 

Route £1 P. O. Box 202 

Rocky Point, N. C. Castle Hayne, N. C. 
Morehead City D. Cordova J. C. Harvell Same 

2507 Arendell St. Morehead City, N. C. 

Morehead City, N. C. 
Mt. Horeb H. A. Monroe Radford R. Allen Same 

Route £1 Route £1. Box 119 

Council, N. C. Council, N. C. 
Mount Olive Tom McGee Milford R. Jackson Same 

120 E. John St. Mount Olive, N. C. 

Mount Olive, N. C. 
Mt. Williams R- A. Thigpen R. F. Humphrey R. A. Thigpen 

Burgaw, N. C. Burgaw, N. C. Burgaw, N. .C 
Mt. Zion M. L. Carr Charles D. Herring Same 

Rose Hill, N. C. Rose Hill. N. C. 
Myrtle Grove T. C. Gurganus T. C. Rivenbark Same 

Route £2, Box 142 Route £2, Box 433 

Wilmington. N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
New Hope S. L. Purvis Mrs. T. E. Rabon Same 

Winnabow, N. C. Winnabow, N. C. 
Oakdale Roland Robeson Robert Dunn Same 

White Oak, N. C. White Oak, N. C. 
Oak Grove J. W. Vogels A. Q. Parker Same 

Route £2, Box 471 3906 So. Front St. 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
Oak Plains Kenneth Taylor J. O. Kilpatrick Same 

Magnolia, N. C. Route £1 

Magnolia, N. C. 
Page's Mill Genrick Hammond Mrs. Lucy Tipton Same 

Chadbourn. N. C. Chadbourn. N. C. 
Pearsall Memorial R- J. Innis Melzar Pearsall, Jr Same 

3712 Market Street Route £1, Box 540 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
Pike Wiley Batson Jvey Player Same 

Burgaw, N. C. Rocky Point, N. C. 
Pineland C. R. Rawls Troy E. King Same 

Route £1 Route £1 

Maple Hill, N. C. Maple Hill, N. C. 
Pink Hill Dr. H. A. Edwards A. W. Turner Same 

Pink Hill, N. C. Pink Hill, N. C. 

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MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

NAME OF CHURCH CLERK OF SESSION GENERAL TREAS. BEN. TREAS. 

Pleasant View Durham Grady Lawrence J. Mewborn Same 

Albertson, N. C. Albertson, N. C. 
Follocksville R. P. Bender Frank T. Bender Same 

Pollocksville, N. C. Pollocksville, N. C. 
Potts Memorial J. C. Sbutherland Z. R. Atkinson Same 

Willard, N. C. P. O. Box 533 
Wallace, N. C. 
Rockfish J. A. Carr H. F. Tennyson Same 

Wallace, N. C. WaUaee, N. C. 
Rocky Point Harry Lee Webb E. F. Langston Same 

Rocky Point, N. C. Rocky Point, N. C. 
Salem W. W. Maready Elmo Maready Same 

Route £1 Route £1 

Chinquapin, N. C. Chinquapin, N. C. 
St. Andrews-Covenant George H. Chadwick, Jr C. W. Purnell Same 

1309 So. Live Oak Pkwy. 205 No. Wallace St. 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
Smith's Ray Smith Herman Page Same 

Pink Hill, N. C. Pink Hill, N. C. 
Southport Harold F. Aldridge Harold F. Aldridge Same 

P. O. Box 312 P. O. Box 312 

Southport, N. C. Southport, N. C. 

South River Mrs. R. L. Cromartie Same 

Garland, N. C. 
Stafford Memorial J. J. Stafford J. J. Stafford Same 

Garland. N. C. Garland. N. C. 
Stanford Ralph Jones Walter Faulk Same 

Route £2 Route £2 

Mount Olive, N. C. Mount Olive, N. C. 
Tabor City W. O. Jackson, Jr O. D. Garrell Same 

P. O. Box 144 P. O. Box 96 

Tabor City, N. C. Tabor City, N. C. 
Teachey C. C. MacMillan B. F. Brinkley Same 

Teachey, N. C. Teachey. N. C. 
Topsail Harold D. Howard Neil C. Thomas Same 

Hampstead, N. C. Route £1, Box 304-A 
Wilmington, N. C. 
Trinity Kenneth W. Taylor .J. O. Rackley Same 

131 Beaufort Drive P. O. Box 303 

Havelock, N. C. Havelock, N. C. 
Wallace J. Luther Powell Mrs. Mary Wallace Jones Same 

Wallace, N. C. Wallace, N. C. 
Warsaw E. Walker Stevens, Jr R. H. Best Same 

Warsaw, N. C. Warsaw, N. C. 
Westminster ( Whiteville)__H. M. Leamon Mrs. S. B. Gurganus M. B. Gibson 

No. Franklin St. Whiteville, N. C. 205 Pinckney St. 

Whiteville, N. C. Whiteville, N. C. 
Westminster (Wilmington) E. W. Thompson Vance T. Moore, Jr Same 

25 North 25th St. 2024 Klein Road 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
White Plains George H. Smith R. R. Clark Same 

Route £1, Box 50-A Route £1, Box 61-A 

Ciarkton, N. C. Council. N. C. 
Whiteville, First Henry C. Reeves Ralph T. Beason Same 

Whiteville, N. C. P. O. Box 666 

Whiteville, N. C. 
Wildwood Gerald T. Murdock Curtis McCabe Same 

P. O. Box 371 Route £1 

Newport, N. C. Newport. N. C. 
Willard H. McNair Johnson Mrs. R. W. Powers Same 

Willard, N. C. Wallace, N. C. 
Wilmington, First W. H. Henderson J. P. Harris 

1814 Grace St. 3006 Wayne Drive 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
Winter Park Alan L. Brown A. C. McDonald Same 

43 Beauregard Dr. 4723 Long Leaf Hills Dr. 

Wilmington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C. 
Woodburn R. L. Bordeaux W. L. Paden 

Route £2 Leland, N. C. 

Leland, N. C. 

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MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF DEACONS 

Church Name Address 

Acme — D. J. Luther Acme, N. C. 

Antioch— C. B. Hines Route #3, Jacksonville, N. C. 

Ashwood 

Baker— Charles Cox Route #4, Mount Olive, N. C. 

Bethany — Hugh Oostervvyk Castle Hayne, N. C. 

Beth Car— E. F. Averitte Box 62, Tar Heel, N. C. 

Bethel— Radford Williams Beulaville, N. C. 

Beulaville— I. J. Sandlin Beulaville, N. C. 

Black River — Harry M. Hamilton Ivanhoe, N. C. 

Bladenboro — E. B. Lewis Bladenboro, N. C. 

Bowden Community — Tom Edward Carr Bowden, N. C. 

Brunswick 

Burgaw — J. A. Sanders Burgaw, N. C. 

Calypso — M. J. Lambert Calypso, N. C, 

Cape Fear— W. S. Singleton 5010 Pine St., Wilmington, N. C. 

Carolina Beach — C. M. Randolph Carolina Beach, N. C. 

Caswell— W. H. Carter Atkinson, N. C. 

Chadbourn— J. P. Dorsett Chadbourn, N. C. 

Chapel on Boardwalk— A. G. Hutton Route #3, Box 301, 

Wilmington, N. C. 

Chinquapin — M. T. Wood Chinquapin, N. C. 

Clarkton — Tommie Green Route #2, Clarkton, N. C. 

Croatan — Richard Hardison Route #4, New Bern, N. C. 

Currie — M. N. Richards Currie, N. C. 

Delgado — Austin Little 112 Borden Avenue, Wilmington, N. C. 

Elizabethtown — Willard Insco Elizabethtown, N. C. 

Elkton— Guy Owen Route #2, Clarkton, N. C. 

Faison — George Cates Faison, N. C. 

Graves Memorial — L. M. Fetterman Clinton, N. C. 

Grove— G. S. Hodges R.F.D., Warsaw, N. C. 

Hallsville — George Sumner Beulaville, N. C. 

Harmony— A. P. Shaw Harrells, N. C. 

Harper-Southerland — J. B. Southerland Albertson, N. C. 

Hebron 

Holly Grove— Joseph Hudson Route #2, Clinton, N. C. 

Hopewell — J. B. Rivenbark Burgaw, N. C. 

Immanuel — A. Irving Maynard 211 Huntington Rd., Wilmington, N. C. 

Jacksonville, First— W. H. Faires P. O. Box 581, Jacksonville, N. C. 

Lake Waccamaw — H. F. Layman Lake Waccamaw, N. C. 

Maple Hill— Fred W. Harrell Maple Hill, N. C. 

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Church Name Address 

McClure Memorial— E. E. Humbles Box 185, Castle Hayne, N. C. 

Morehead City — M. F. Beaver Morehead City, N. C. 

Mt. Horeb— Radford Allen Route #1, Council, N. C. 

Mount Olive — Dr. Warren Crumpler_.No. Johnson St., Mount Olive, N. C. 

Mt. Williams — R. F. Humphrey Burgaw, N. C. 

Mt. Zion— W. S. Merritt Route #1, Rose Hill, N. C. 

Myrtle Grove — Perry Long Route #2, Box 141-A, Wilmington, N. C. 

New Hope — W. A. Kopp Winnabow, N. C. 

Oakdale— Robert Dunn White Oak, N. C. 

Oak Grove— C. D. Parker 3828 South Front Street, Wilmington, N. C. 

Oak Plains— Joseph W. Newkirk Route #1, Rose Hill, N. C. 

Page's Mill— J. D. Williams Route #2, Chadbourn, N. C. 

Pearsall Memorial — G. E. Buelow Castle Hayne, N. C. 

Pike— Charles Sidbury Rocky Point, N. C. 

Pineland — H. F. Parker Route #3, Jacksonville, N. C. 

Pink Hill— Graham Turner Pink Hill, N. C. 

Pleasant View — L. J. Mewborn Albertson, N. C. 

Pollocksville — John D. Jenkins Pollocksville, N. C. 

Potts Memorial— R. M. Lefler Willard, N. C. 

Rcckfish— W. H. Forlaw Teachey, N. C. 

Rocky Point— Claude Smith Rocky Point, N. C. 

Salem — Elmo Maready Route #1, Chinquapin, N. C. 

St. Andrews-Covenant — J. E. Holton, Jr 238 Forest Hills Drive, 

Wilmington, N. C. 
Smith's 
Southport 
South River 

Stafford Memorial — J. L. DeVane Tomahawk, N. C. 

Stanford— Jack Smith Route #2, Mount Olive, N. C. 

Tabor City— O. D. Garrell Tabor City, N. C. 

Teachey — Floyd Brinkley Teachey, N. C. 

Topsail — J. F. Howard Hampstead, N. C. 

Trinity — Russell C. Andrews 5 McKinley Drive, Cherry Point, N. C. 

Wallace— W. B. Knowles Wallace, N. C. 

Warsaw— Dr. O. S. Matthews Warsaw, N. C. 

Westminster (Whiteville) — Norman Evans Whitevilie, N. C. 

Westminster (Wilmington) — Thomas Tinney 618 Thomas Ave., 

Wilmington, N. C. 

White Plains— Ed Dennis Route #2, Clarkton, N. C. 

Whiteville, First— R. P. Grist WhiteviUe, N. C. 

Wildwood— T. B. Bell Route #1, Newport, N. C. 

Willard— E. R. Rivenbark Willard, N. C. 

Wilmington, First — Charles H. Boney__2926 Park Ave., Wilmington, N. C. 

Winter Park— DeWitt G. Bass 5009 Pine St., Wilmington, N. C. 

Woodburn — J. E. Lewis Route #2, Leland, N. C. 

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MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

SUPERINTENDENT OF SUNDAY SCHOOL 
Church Name Address 

Acme— R. M. Hobbs Acme, N. C. 

Antioch — Royden Caulk Route #1, Jacksonville, N. C. 

Asbvvood — C. E. Stevens Council, N. C. 

Baker— Mrs. Herman Holland Route #1, Dudley, N. C. 

Bethany — Jordan A. Sloan 111 Long Leaf Dr., Wilmington, N. C. 

Beth Car— Spurgeon Canady Route #1, Box 184, Tar Heel, N. C. 

Bethel — Jack T. Lanier Chinquapin, N. C. 

Beulaville— W. A. Pate Beulaville, N. C. 

Black River— Charles W. Brown Ivanhoe, N. C. 

Bladenboro— J. B. Chandler Bladenboro, N. C. 

Bovvden Community — S. E. Taylor R.F.D., Faison, N. C. 

Brunswick — Boley Hammonds Brunswick, N. C. 

Burgaw— R. L. Smith Burgaw, N. C. 

Calypso— N. A. Sloan Calypso, N. C. 

Cape Fear— S. C. Foushee 208 Keaton Ave., Wilmington, N. C. 

Carolina Beach — Jason Overcash Carolina Beach, N. C. 

Caswell— Wilbur Woodcock Atkinson, N. C. 

Chadbourn — Jasper Hoover Route #2, Chadbourn, N. C. 

Chapel on Boardwalk— F. D. Fick Box 51, Wrightsville Beach, N. C. 

Chinquapin — Surry Williams Route #1, Beulaville, N. C. 

Clarkton— Nathan Cox Clarkton, N. C. 

Croatan— Philip Williams .... Route #4, New Bern, N. C. 

Currie — Marvin N. Richards Currie, N. C. 

Delgado — Charles Wallace 1917 Lingo Ave., Wilmington, N. C. 

Elizabethtown — Roy Jessup Elizabethtown, N. C. 

Elkton— Worth Bagley Elkins Route #1, Clarkton, N. C. 

Faison — W. C. Kalmer Faison, N. C. 

Graves Memorial — Dr. Wilbert Jackson College Street, Clinton, N. C. 

Grove— W. E. Craft Kenansville, N. C. 

Hallsville— Ralph Cottle Pink Hill, N. C. 

Harmony— J. N. Flarrcll Harrells, N. C. 

Harper-Southerland — Mrs. J. B. Southerland Albertson, N. C. 

Hebron — No Sunday School 

Holly Grove— Donald Matthis Route #2, Clinton, N. C. 

Hopewell— J. S. Newkirk... Watha, N. C. 

Immanuel — Percy C. West 207 Brookwood Ave., Wilmington, N. C. 

Jacksonville— G. W. Gillenwater .Box 417, Jacksonville, N. C. 

Lake Waccamaw — R. C. Lytton Wannanish, N. C. 

Maple Hill— B. L. Lanier Route #1, Maple Hill, N. C. 

McClure Memorial— J. W. Willets Box 202, Castle Hayne, N. C. 

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MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

Church Name Address 

Morchcad City — Lcnwood Lee Morehead City, N. C. 

Mt. Horeb— Clark Allen Route #1, Clarkton, N. C. 

Mount Olive— W. W. Cobb 211 Church St., Mount Olive, N. C. 

Mt. Williams 

Mt. Zion— W. H. Sanders Rose Hill, N. C. 

Myrtle Grove— C. E. Newton Route #2, Box 144, Wilmington, N. C. 

New Hope — Thomas E. Rabon Winnabow, N. C. 

Oakdale— K. B. Council ... White Oak, N. C. 

Oak Grove C. B. McChandless .3907 So. Front St., Wilmington, N. C. 

Oak Plains— Joseph W. Newkirk__._. ..Route #1, Rose Hill, N. C. 

Page's Mill— Miss Lucy Tipton R.F.D., Chadbourn, N. C. 

Pearsall Memorial— C. R. Black 3 Pickett Dr., Wilmington, N. C. 

Pike— C. F. Sidbury. Rocky Point, N. C. 

Pineland— Charles R. Rawls .... Route #1, Maple Hill, N. C. 

Pink Hill— Remus Teachey Pink Hill, N. C. 

Pleasant View — Robert Grady Albertson, N. C. 

Pollocksville — Ed Edmondson Pollocksville, N. C. 

Potts Memorial — W. M. Murphy Willard, N. C. 

Bockfish— W. Sprunt Wells Wallace, N. C. 

Rocky Point— Claude Smith Rocky Point, N. C. 

Salem — Haywood Batchelor R.F.D., Chinquapin, N. C. 

St. Andrews-Covenant — W. M. Cameron, Jr. 605 Latimer Dr., 

Wilmington, N. C. 

Smith's — Emmett Rogers Pink Hill, N. C. 

Southport— T. L. Stanley Southport, N. C. 

South River 

Stafford Memorial— Harold Blamb Garland, N. C. 

Stanford — Larry Outlaw Calypso, N. C. 

Tabor City — J. A. Hufham, Jr Tabor City, N. C. 

Teachey— B. F. Brinkley, Jr Teachey, N. C. 

Topsail — Harold D. Howard Hampstead, N. C. 

Trinity— Dr. Robert Timberlake MOQ 308, Cherry Point, N. C. 

Wallace— John R. Zibelin Wallace, N. C. 

Warsaw — Allen W. Draughton, Jr Warsaw, N. C. 

Westminster (Whiteville) — Robert A. Duncan Whiteville, N. C. 

Westminster (Wilmington) — Clayton Starnes 100 Bryan Ave., 

Wilmington, N. C. 

White Plains — Ed Dennis Route #2, Clarkton, N. C. 

Whiteville, First— W. F. Floyd Whiteville, N. C. 

Wildwood— Gerald T. Murdock Box 371, Newport, N. C. 

Willard— Currie Carr Watha, N. C. 

Wilmington, First— Carl M. Allen 1312 Live Oak Pkwy., 

Wilmington, N. C. 

Winter Park — Robert L. Hamel 217 Spruce Dr., Wilmington, N. C 

Woodburn — Houston Field Route #2, Leland, N. C 

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DIRECTORY 

I. OFFICERS 

Moderator: January Meeting — Rev. George Sowerby; April Meeting — 

Elder W. E. Starnes. 
Stated Clerk, Treasurer, Executive Secretary: Rev. James B. Tubbs. 
Permanent Clerk: Rev. J. S. Walkup. 

II. TRUSTEES 

Presbytery: Chairman, James H. Clark, J. Kyle Bannerman, E. Walker 

Stevens. 
Davidson College: 1961— Rev. B. Frank Hall; 1962— Rev. M. C. Mac- 
Queen. 
Flora MacDonald College: (to expire September, 1961). 

1961— Rev. B. Frank Hall, Rev. L. A. Taylor, Mr. E. L. Derrick, Mr. 
D. M. Calhoun. 

1962— Rev. Wade H. Allison, Rev. J. W. Miller, Mr. J. A. Love, Mr. 
W. B. Beerv III. 

1963— Rev. C. W. Worth, Rev. Frank A. Elliott, Mr. L. N. Boney, 
Jr., Mrs. A. W. Blount. 
Presbyterian Junior College: (to expire September, 1961). 

1961— Rev. B. Frank Hall. 

1962— Mr. W. B. Beery III. 

1963 — (Rev. William P. Burns, appointed by Albemarle Presbytery.) 

III. PRESBYTERY COUNCIL 

(11 members) 
Official Members: 

Chairman of Executive Committee Church Extension — Rev. R. K. 

Johnson. 
Chairman of Executive Committee Christian Education — Rev. J. S. 

Walkup. 
Chairman of Executive Committee Christian Higher Education — Rev. 

Wade H. Allison. 
Chairman of Commission on Minister and His Work — Rev. Ira H. 
Rawles. 
Members at Large: 

Mr. Mack Campbell (1), Mr. Jack Council (1), Mr. J. B. Faircloth, 
Jr. (1), Mr. James Monroe (1), Mr. W. A. Patterson (1), Rev. E. 
G. Connette, Jr., Chairman (1), Rev. Charles L. Kirby (1). 

Advisory Members: 

President, Women of the Church — Mrs. J. W. Miller. 
President, Men of the Church — Mr. Jack Walls. 
Moderator, Senior High Fellowship — Miss Toni Graves. 

Ex-Officio Member: 

Executive Secretary — Rev. James B. Tubbs. 

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IV. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

CHURCH EXTENSION (15 members): Rev. Richard K. Johnson, 

Ch airman. 
1961— Rev. J. R. Holshouser (1), Rev. M. C. MacQueen (1), Rev. 

L. A. Richardson (lit), Mr. L. N. Boney, Jr. (2), Mr. Gardner 

Edwards (1). 
1962— Rev. C. W. Worth (2), Mr. Harold F. Aldridge (1), Mr. T. 

J. Turner (1), Mrs. J. N. Clark (1), Mr. H. H. Hilton (ut). 
1963— Rev. W. H. Terrv (1), Rev. R. K. Johnson (1), Rev. H. T. 

Lewis (1), Mr. W. B. Beery III (2), Mr. Fred E. Little (2). 

Sub-Committees 

Home Missions (9 members): Rev. C. W. Worth, Chairman. 

Mr. Fred E. Little, Mr. L. N. Boney, Jr., Mr. W. B. Beery III, 
Mr. T. J. Turner, Mr. Harold F. Aldridge, Mrs. J. N. Clark, 
Rev. L. A. Richardson. 
Evangelism (4 members) : Rev. H. H. Hilton, Chairman, Rev. R. 

K. Johnson, Rev. H. T. Lewis, Mr. A. E. Heafner. 
Radio and Television (3 members): Rev. George Sowerby, Chair- 
man, Rev. Adolf Otersen, Jr., Rev. W. H. Terry- 
Negro Work (2 members): Rev. L. A. Taylor, Chairman, Rev. 
J. R. Holshouser. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION (15 members): Rev. J. S. Walkup, Chair- 
man. 
1961— Mr. Charles H. Boney (ut), Rev. James E. Atwood (1), Mrs. 

Steve Mallard (2), Rev. Charles Williams (ut), Mrs. Worth 

Williamson (ut). 
1962— Rev. J. S. Walkup (2), Rev. Frank A. Elliott (2), Mrs. L. 

B. Cavenaugh (2), Mrs. Lou Belle Williams (1), Rev. Francis 

M. Womack, Jr. (ut). 
1963— Rev. D. B. Jenkins (1), Rev. Reid H. Erwin (2), Rev. 

George Sowerby (1). Mr. D. M. Calhoun (2), Mrs. Walter Britt 

(1). 

Sub-Committees 

Children's Work (4 members): Rev. J. E. Atwood, Chairman, 
Mrs. Lou Belle Williams, Rev. J. R. Holshouser, Mrs. Reid H. 
Erwin. 

Pioneer Work (7 members): Rev. Reid H. Erwin, Chairman, 
Rev. Frank A. Elliott, Mrs. Steve Mallard, Rev. W. H. Terry, 
Rev. R. W. Graham, Rev. F. M. Womack, Jr., Rev. Adolf 
Otersen, Jr. 

Senior High Work (5 members): Rev. D. B. Jenkins, Chairman, 
Rev. George Sowerby, Mrs. Worth Williamson, Mr. D. M. Cal- 
houn, Mrs. Adolf Otersen, Jr. 

Adult Work (3 members): Rev. Charles Williams, Chairman, 
Mrs. L. B. Cavenaugh, Mrs. Walter Britt. 

Leadership Education (2 members): Rev. F. M. Womack, Jr., 
Chairman, Rev. George Sowerby. 

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Camp Development Committee (7 members): Mr. Dan D. Cam- 
eron, Chairman, Rev. Frank A. Elliott, Mr. W. B. Beery III, 
Mr. J. A. Hufham, Mr. W. T. McLean, Mr. J. D. Mills, Mrs. 
D. L. Wells, Jr. 
Camp Managerial Committee (8 members): Rev. Frank A. El- 
liott, Chairman, Chairman of Children's Work — Rev. J. E. At- 
wood; Chairman of Pioneer Work — Rev. Reid H. Erwin; 
Chairman of Senior Hi Work — Rev. D. B. Jenkins; Chair- 
man of Adult Work — Rev. Charles Williams; Chairman of 
Christian Education Committee — Rev. J. S. Walkup; and two 
lay leaders — Mrs. L. B. Cavenaugh and Mr. Charles H. 
Boney. 
Advisory Members: Executive Secretary, Rev. James B. Tubbs; 
Moderator of Senior High Fellowship, Miss Toni Graves; Chair- 
man of Christian Education of Women of Church, Mrs. 
Henry L. Reaves; President of Men of the Church, Mr. Jack 
Walls; Synod's Regional Director, Rev. Robert Turner. 
Men's Work (3 members): Mr. Charles H. Boney, Chairman, Mr. 
Jack Walls, President, Rev. Charles Williams, Ministerial Ad- 
visor. 
CHRISTIAN HIGHER EDUCATION (7 members): Rev. Wade H. 
Allison, Chairman. 
1961 —Rev. Wade H. Allison (2), Rev. W. H. Terrv (1). 
1962— Rev. B. Frank Hall (1), Mr. Robert Aycock (2), Mrs. P. R. 

Smith (1). 
1963— Rev. Adolf Otersen, Jr. (1), Mr. H. L. Joslyn (2). 

a. Candidates: Rev. Adolf Otersen, Jr., Rev. W. H. Terry, 
Chairman. 

V. PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

1. WORLD MISSIONS (3 members): Rev. Reid H. Erwin, Chair- 

man. 
1961— Rev. L. W. Kessler (1), Mr. C. A. Williams (1). 
1962— Rev. Reid H. Erwin (1), Mr. D. M. Calhoun (1). 
1963— Rev. N. P. Farrior (1), Mrs. Mac F. Jones (1). 

2. ANNUITIES AND RELIEF (3 members): Mr. H. McNair 

Johnson, Chairman. 
1961— Rev. N. H. Flowers (1), Dr. H. A. Edwards (1). 
1962— Rev. R. K. Johnson (2), Mr. H. McNair Johnson (2). 
1963— Rev. L, A. Richardson (1), Mrs. W. E. Starnes (2). 

3. HOMES (3 members): Rev. C. H. McLean, Convenor. 
1961— Mrs. P. R. Smith (2). 

1962— Rev. W. C. Vaughn (ut). 

1963— Rev. C. H. McLean (1), Mr. W. H. Henderson (2). 

4. RECORDS (5 members): Rev. H. T. Lewis, Chairman. 
1961— Rev. H. T. Lewis (1). 

1962— Rev. J. F. Clark (2), Mr. R. P. Bender (2). 
1963— Rev. C. H. McLean. 

5. GENERAL FUND AGENCIES (3 members): Rev. R. W. Gra- 

ham, Convenor. 
1961— Rev. D. B. Jenkins (1). 

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1962— Mr. W. C. Scoggins (2). 

1963— Mr. C. R. Brindell (2), Rev. R. W. Graham (1). 

6. WOMEN'S WORK (3 members): Rev. Frank A. Elliott, Chair- 

man . 
1961— Rev. Frank A. Elliott (1). 
1962— Rev. J. W. Miller (ut). 
1963— Rev. H. L. Willis (1), Mr. Percy West (1), Mrs. J. W. 

Miller, Ex-Officio. 

7. AUDITS (3 members): Mr. S. A. Troy, Convenor. 
1961 — Mr. Jordan Sloan. 

1962— Mr. G. E. Dorward. 
1963— Mr. S. A. Troy. 

8. NOMINATIONS (7 members): Rev. M. C. MacQueen, Chairman. 
1961— Rev. M. C. MacQueen (1), Mr. Frank S. Wilson (1). 
1962— Rev. D. B. Jenkins (ut), Dr. W. C. Mebane (2). 

1963— Rev. C. L. Kirby (1), Mr. Jack Council (2), Mr. Mac F. 
Jones (2). 

9. EXAMINATIONS (10 members): Rev. L. A. Taylor, Chairman. 
Theology (3 members): 1961— Rev. D. B. Jenkins (1), 1962— 

Rev. L. A. Taylor (ut), 1963— Rev. J. R. MacKinnon (1). 

Sacraments and Church Government (3 members): 1961 — Rev. 
E. G. Connette, Jr. (1), 1962— Rev. W. P. Burns (2), 1963 
— Rev. Charles Williams (2). 

English Bible (2 members): 1962— Rev. R. K. Johnson (2), 
1963— Rev. H. H. Hilton (2). 

Experimental Religion (2 members): 1961 — Rev. M. C. Mac- 
Queen (2), 1963— Rev. J. B. Tubbs (1). 

10. CHRISTIAN RELATIONS (5 members): Rev. B. Frank Hall, 

Chairman. 
1961— Rev. J. R. MacKinnon (1), Mr. Robert Aycock (1). 
1962— Rev. B. Frank Hall (1). 
1963— Dr. Ben L. Rose (2), Dr. A. F. Chestnut (2). 

11. MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE (8 members): 

Area #1 — 1961— Rev. N. H. Flowers (1), 1962— Rev. Charles 
Williams (1), 1963— Rev. M. C. MacQueen (2). 

Area #2 — 1961— Rev. H. H. Hilton (1), Dr. B. Frank Hall (2). 

Area #3 — 1961— Rev. Charles Williams (1), 1962— Rev. J. W. 
Miller (1), 1963— Rev. J. S. Walkup (2). 

12. PRESBYTERY'S COMMITTEE, CHRISTIANITY AND 
HEALTH (4 members) 

1961— Rev. E. G. Connette, Jr. (1). 

1962— Dr. J. Calvin Mackay (1). 

1963— Dr. John B. Codington (1), Rev. J. R. MacKinnon (1). 

VI. THE COMMISSION ON THE xMINISTER AND HIS WORK 

(7 members) 
Rev. Ira H. Rawles, Chairman 
1961— Rev. Ira H. Rawles (2), Rev. R. J. Wilkins (1). 
1962— Rev. Charles W. Worth (2), Mr. H. McNair Johnson (2), 

Mr. W. C. Scoggins (2). 
1963— Rev. M. C. MacQueen (1), Mr. J. K. Bannerman (1). 

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MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 



ADDRESSES OF DIRECTORY 

Aldridge, Harold F P. O. Box 312, Southport, N. C. 

Allison, Rev. W. H P. O. Box 86, Rose Hill, N. C. 

Atwood, Rev. James E Wallace, N. C. 

Aycock, Robert .. 14 Barnard Drive, Wilmington, N. C. 

Bannerman, J. Kyle 2502 Market Street, Wilmington, N. C. 

Beery, W. B. Ill 2927 Hydrangea Place, Wilmington, N. C. 

Bender, R. P Pollocksville, N. C. 

Blount, Mrs. A. W 2826 Columbia Avenue, Wilmington, N. C. 

Boney, Charles H 2926 Park Avenue, Wilmington, N. C. 

Boney, Leslie N., Jr 2946 Hydrangea Place, Wilmington, N. C. 

Brindell, Charles R Route #3, Box 527, Wilmington, N. C. 

Britt, Mrs. Walter Powell Street, Clinton, N. C. 

Burns, Rev. W. P ...P. O. Box 397, Wrightsville Beach, N. C. 

Calhoun, D. M Elizabethtown, N. C. 

Cameron, Dan D 144 West Renovah Circle, Wilmington, N. C. 

Campbell, Mack Elizabethtown, N. C. 

Cavenaugh, Mrs. L. B Wallace, N. C. 

Chestnut, Dr. A. F Morehead City, N. C. 

Clark, Rev. J. F -Route #2, Box 30-A, Elizabethtown, N. C. 

Clark, J. H Elizabethtown, N. C. 

Clark, Mrs. J. N Clarkton, N. C. 

Codington, Dr. John B 422 Forest Hills Drive, Wilmington, N. C. 

Connette, Rev. E. G., Jr 1416 Market Street, Wilmington, N. C. 

Council, Jack Wannanish, N. C. 

Derrick, E. L Chadbourn, N. C. 

Dorward, G. E 406 Larchmont Drive, Wilmington, N. C. 

Edwards, Gardner Beulaville, N. C. 

Edwards, Dr. H. A Pink Hill, N. C. 

Elliott, Rev. Frank A 569 Castle Havne Road, Wilmington, N. C. 

Erwin, Rev. Reid H R. F. D., Chinquapin, N. C. 

Erwin, Mrs. Reid H R. F. D., Chinquapin, N. C. 

Faircloth, J. B., Jr P. O. Box 777, Clinton, N. C. 

Farrior, Rev. N. P Rose Hill, N. C. 

Flowers, Rev. Norman H ___P. O. Box 217, Warsaw, N. C. 

Graham, Rev. R. W Leland, N. C. 

Graves, Miss Toni Wrightsville Beach, N. C. 

Hall, Rev. B. Frank 2819 Chestnut Street, Wilmington, N. C. 

Heafner, A. E 1309 Lincoln Road, Wilmington, N. C. 

Henderson, W. H 1814 Grace Street, Wilmington, N. C. 

Hilton, Rev. H. H 4712 Long Leaf Hills Drive, Wilmington, N. C. 

Holshouser, Rev. J. R Route #1, Beulaville, N. C. 

Hufham, James A Tabor City, N. C. 

Jenkins, Rev. D. B P. O. Box 576, Elizabethtown, N. C. 

Johnson, Rev. R. K 2405 Belvedere Drive, Wilmington, N. C. 

Johnson, H. McNair Willard, N. C. 

Jones, Mac F Leland, N. C. 

Jones, Mrs. Mac F Leland, N. C. 

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MINUTES OF WILMINGTON PRESBYTERY 

Joslyn, H. L Morehead City, N. C. 

Kessler, Rev. L. W Burgaw, N. C. 

Kirby, Rev. Charles L 1604 Arendell Street, Morehead City, N. C. 

Lewis, Rev. H. T 3854 Sylvan Drive, Wilmington, N. C. 

Little, Fred E 1619 Chestnut Street, Wilmington, N. C. 

Love, J. A Clarkton, N. C. 

Mallard, Mrs. Steve .Wallace, N. C. 

Mebane, Dr. W. C 4507 Wrightsville Avenue, Wilmington, N. C. 

Miller, Rev. J. W Clarkton, N. C. 

Miller, Mrs. J. W Clarkton, N. C. 

Mills, J. D Elizabethtown, N. C. 

Monroe, James R. F. D., Council, N. C. 

MacKay, Dr. J. Calvin 1719 Dawson Street, Wilmington, N. C. 

MacKinnon, Rev. J. R 125 South 3rd Street, Wilmington, N. C. 

MacQueen, Rev. M. C P. O. Box 865, Clinton, N. C. 

McLean, Rev. C. H 308 Wrightsville Avenue, Wilmington, N. C. 

McLean, W. T Clinton, N. C. 

Otersen, Rev. Adolf, Jr Rocky Point, N. C. 

Otersen, Mrs. Adolf, Jr Rocky Point, N. C. 

Patterson, W. A Mount Olive, N. C. 

Rawles, Rev. Ira H. Chinquapin, N. C. 

Richardson, Rev. L. A 2805 South Front Street, Wilmington, N. C. 

Rose, Dr. Ben L 3401 Brook Road, Richmond 27, Virginia 

Scoggins, W. C 1909 Castle Street, Wilmington, N. C. 

Sloan, Jordan A 111 Long Leaf Drive, Wilmington, N. C. 

Smith, Mrs. P. R 415 Forest Hills Drive, Wilmington, N. C. 

Sowerby, Rev. George F. II 18 North 23rd Street, Wilmington, N. C. 

Starnes, W. E 3705 Wrightsville Avenue, Wilmington, N. C. 

Starnes, Mrs. W. E 3705 Wrightsville Avenue, Wilmington, N. C. 

Stevens, E. Walker Warsaw, N. C. 

Taylor, Dr. L. A 209 North 13th Street, Wilmington, N. C. 

Terry, Rev. W. H P. O. Box 56, Acme, N. C. 

Troy, S. A 4010 Westover Road, Wilmington, N. C. 

Tubbs, Rev. J. B 1416 Market Street, Wilmington, N. C. 

Turner, Rev. Robert 2438 Randolph Road, Charlotte 7, N. C. 

Turner, T. J. Pink Hill, N. C. 

Walkup, Rev. J. S 203 East Columbus Street, Whiteville, N. C. 

Walls, Jack Clinton, N. C. 

Wells, Mrs. D. L., Jr Wallace, N. C. 

West, Percy 207 Brookwood Avenue, Wilmington, N. C. 

Wilkins, Rev. R. J Teachey, N. C. 

Williams, Rev. Charles Mount Olive, N. C. 

Williams, C. A Mount Olive, N. C. 

Williams, Mrs. Lou Belle Beulaville, N. C. 

Williamson, Mrs. Worth Chadbourn, N. C. 

Willis, Rev. H. L Atkinson, N. C. 

Wilson, Frank S Jacksonville, N. C. 

Womack, Rev. F. M., Jr 101 Newkirk Avenue, Wilmington, N. C. 

Worth, Rev. Charles W 600 North Franklin Street, Whiteville, N. C. 

59 



INDEX 

Page 

Board of Deacons 50 

Committee on Christian Relations 13 

Chaplain's Report 25 

Churches, Roster 2 

Candidates, Roster 2 

Called Meeting (March 29, 1960) 3 

Church Extension, Annual Report 9 

Committee on Homes 12 

Committee on Nominations 12 

Commission to Ordain and Install James R. Frisby 9 and 43 

Directory 47 

Evangelism 9 

Holshouser, James Richard, Ordained and Installed 15 

Home Missions 10 

Link, Rev. Robert S., Received and Installed 21 and 22 

Memorial Services 23 

Mitchell, Rev. Harry P., Dismissed 4 

Ministers, Roster 2 

Powell, Luther A., Moderator 18 

Proposed Budget 39 

Proposed Revision of Book of Church Order 14 

Sowerby, Rev. George F. II, Moderator 24 

Starnes, W. E., Moderator for April Meeting 46 

Report of Council 39 

Commissioners to General Assembly 33 

Loan for Camp & Conference, Requested & Approved 21 

Superintendents of Sunday Schools 52 

Schotanus, Dr. William M., Dismissed 5 

Taylor, Dr. L. A., Moderator 4 

Tubbs, Rev. J. B., Received and Installed 6 

Treasurer's Reports 33 

World Mission, Annual Report 29 

Women's Work, Annual Report 30 



PRESBYTERY'S STATISTICAL REPOR 



POST OFFICES 



Acme, N. C 

Albertson, N. C 

Albertson, R.F.D 

Atkinson, N. C 

Beulaville, N. C 

Beulaville, N. C 

Bladenboro, N. C 

Bowden, N. C 

Brunswick, N. C 

Burgaw, N. C 

Burgaw, R.F.D 

Burgaw, R.F.D 

Calypso, N. C 

Carolina Beach, N. C 

Castle Hayne, N. C 

Chadbourn, N. C 

Chadbourn, R.F.D 

Chinquapin, N. C 

Chinquapin, R.F.D 

Chinquapin, R.F.D 

Clarkton, N. C 

Clinton, N. C 

Clinton, R.F.D 

Council, N. C, R.F.D 

Council, N. C, R.F.D 

Council, N. C, R.F.D 

Currie, N. C 

Elizabethtown, N. C 

Elkton, N. C 

Faison, N. C 

Garland, N. C 

Garland, R.F.D 

Hampstead, N. C 

Harrell's, N. C 

Havelock, N. C 

Ivanhoe, N. C 

Jacksonville, N. C 

Jacksonville, R.F.D 

Kenansville, N. C 

Lake Waccamaw, N. C 

Leland, N. C 

Maple Hill, N. C 

Maple Hill, R.F.D 

Morehead City. N. C 

Mount Olive, N. C 

Mount Olive, R.F.D 

Mount Olive, R.F.D 

New Bern, N. C 

Pink Hill, N. C. 

Pink Hill, R.F.D 

Pink Hill, R.F.D 

Pollocksville, N. C 

Rocky Point, N. C 

Rocky Point, N. C 

Rose Hill, N. C 

Rose Hill, N. C 

Southport, N. C 

Tabor City, N. C 

Tar Heel, N. C 

Teachey, N. C 

Wallace, N. C 

Wallace, R.F.D 

Warsaw, N. C 

Whiteville, N. C 

Whiteville, N. C 

White Oak, N. C 

Wildwood, N. C 

Willard. N. C 

Willard, R.F.D 

Wilmington, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Wilmington, N. C 

Winnabow, N. C. 

Wrightsville Beach, N. C. 



CHURCHES 



Acme*f 

Harper-Southerland 

Pleasant View 

Caswell* 

Beulaville* f 

Hallsville*f 

Bladenboro 

Bowden Communityf 

Brunswick! 

Burgaw*t 

Hopewell! 

Mt. Williams 

Calypsot 7r 

Carolina Beach*t 

McClure Memorial 

Chadbourn* 

Page's Mill 

Chinquapin* f 

Bethel*f 

Salem 

Clarkton*t 

Graves Memorial*! 

Holly Grove! 

Ashwood 

Mt. Horebf 

White Plains 

Currief 

Elizabethtown*f 

Elkton 

Faison*f 

Stafford Memorial 

South River 

Topsail* 

Harmonyf 

Trinity*! 

Black River 

Jackson ville*t 

Antiochf 

Grove 

Lake Waccamaw*t 

Woodburn*t 

Maple Hillt 

Pinelandt 

First*t 

Mt. 01ive*t 

Bakerf 

Stanford 

Croatanf 

Pink Hill*f 

Hebron 

Smith's 

Pollocksville* 

Rocky Point*f 

Pike 

Mt. Zion*f 

Oak Plain 

Southport*! 

Tabor City*t 

Beth Carf 

Teacheyt 

Wallace*t 

Rockfish*t 

Warsaw* t 

First*t 

Westminster* t 

Oakdale 

Wild wood* t 

Willardt 

Potts Memorial* 

First*t 

Bethany*t 

Cape Feart 

Delgadot- 77 

Immanuel*t 

Myrtle Grovet 

Oak Grove! 

Pearsall Memorial*! 

St. And'rews-Covenant*t 

Westminster*! 

Winter Park*t 

New Hope 

Chapel on Boardwalk 



MINISTERS AND 

LICENTIATES 

NUMBER OF CANDIDATES 



vVilliam H. Terry P 

Vacant 

Vacant 

Henry L. Willis (3) P 

Vacant 

J. Richard Holshouser P (2)__ 

L. C. LaMotte T.S 

Norman H. Flowers (2) P 

Henry L. Reaves (2) P 

Lawrence W. Kessler (2) P__ 
Lawrence W. Kessler (2) P — 

P. L. Clark S.S 

Vacant 

Vacant 

Vacant 

Robert S. Link P (2) 

Robert S. Link P (2) 

ira H. Rawles (2) P 

Reid H. Erwin P 

Ira H. Rawles (2) P 

J. W. Miller P 

M. C. MacQueen (3) P 

M. C. MacQueen (3) P 

Vacant 

David B. Jenkins (2) P 

Vacant 

Henry L. Willis (3) P 

David B. Jenkins (2) P 

Vacant 

Vacant 

C. G. Johnstone T.S. (2) 

M. C. MacQueen P (3) 

Vacant 

C. G. Johnstone T.S. (2) 

Vacant 

Henry L. Willis (3) P 

Vacant 

Vacant 

J. Richard Holshouser P (2)_ 

W. C. Vaughn P 

Randolph W. Graham P-_ - 

J. W. Brown (2) T.S 

J. W. Brown (2) T.S 

Charles L. Kirby P 

Charles Williams (2) P 

Charles Williams (2) P 

Vacant 

Vacant 

J. R. Frisby P 

Vacant 

Vacant 

Vacant 

Adolf Otersen, Jr. (2) P 

Adolf Otersen, Jr. (2) P 

Wade H. Allison P 

R.J. Wilkins (3) P 

Vacant 

Henry L. Reaves (2) P 

J. F. Clark (2) P 

R. J. Wilkins (2) P 

James E. Atwood P 

Henry F. Chestnut T.S 

Norman H. Flowers (2) P--. 

Charles W. Worth P 

John S. Walkup P 

J. Fitzhugh Clark (2) P 

Vacant 

Robert J. Wilkins (3) P 

Henry F. Chestnut T.S 

John R. MacKinnon P 

Frank A. Elliott P 

Fi-ancis M. Womack, Jr. P__ 

C. H. McLean P 

Herbert T. Lewis P 

Leland A. Richardson (2) P- 
Leland A. Richardson (2) P. 

B. Frank Hall P 

Edward G. Connette, Jr. P__ 

Richard K. Johnson P 

Horace H. Hilton P 

Vacant 

William P. Burns P 



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